Fort Myers marriage counseling
3949 Evans Ave., Suite 203
Fort Myers, Florida. 33901
(239) 936-3202

Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps couples resolve conflicts and improve their relationships.

Most often couples seek Marriage counseling to improve a troubled relationship. Marriage counseling can address many specific issues including:

  • Communication Problems
  • Learning to disagree without hurting each other
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Learning tools to resolve conflict
  • Conflicts about finances
  • Conflicts about child rearing
  • Blended family issues
  • Anger
  • Infidelity
David Peer, MSW, LCSW, BCD
David Peer, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Rose Thorn, Psy.D.
Rose Thorn, Psy.D.

Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their bonds and gain a better understanding of each other. Marriage counseling can also help couples who plan to get married achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.

Proudly providing dedicated and superior service to our patients
and colleagues in the Fort Myers, Naples community for 25 years.








Choosing a Marriage Therapist or Counselor

Couples counselors and therapistsMarriage counseling is one of the most demanding forms of psychotherapy and it is vitally important to obtain a therapist with extensive training and a vast amount of experience. Marriage therapists must be able to integrate their knowledge of individual psychological development with systems theories, behavioral, psychodynamic and couples therapy techniques. Marriage therapists must also be able to offer couples the tools they need to learn better communication and conflict resolution skills.

Our therapists have extensive training and well over 20 years experience helping couples resolve their problems. They are also trained to identify intercurrent psychiatric problems and there are psychiatrists on staff if needed.

Our therapists, Mr. David F. Peer and Dr. Rose Thorn are affiliated with Jerry S. Kantor, M.D., P.A located in Fort Myers: 239-936-3202.










 Our Family Therapists

David F. Peer, MSW, LCSW, BCD

Psychotherapist David F. PeerMr. Peer is an unusually gifted psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience treating couples, individuals, and families.

Mr. Peer is a highly experienced master marriage and couples therapist. He has helped countless couples diffuse crisis and rebuild broken trust.

Through the years he has helped couples improve communication, develop better conflict resolution skills and improve feelings of intimacy and commitment.

He is knowledgeable in the most cutting edge techniques available for helping couples, individuals, and families with a wide array of problems including: Relationship and Interpersonal Problems, Depression, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, OCD, Grief reactions, self esteem issues, personal growth and overcoming self defeating behaviors. In addition, he helps individuals deal with complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Victimization, Anger Management, and Addictive Diseases.

Mr. Peer is well versed in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systems approaches, interpersonal psychotherapy as well as other research driven therapies. Individual treatment plans are based on the mindful approach to the unique treatment needs of each person or couple.

Mr. Peer received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and became a Research Associate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic’s Anxiety Program. He received his Bachelor’s Degreed from the Florida State University, where he graduated Cum Lade. Mr. Peer is currently licensed by the State of Florida and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Mr. Peer is a member of the Kantor Associates private practice group.

Rose Thorn, Psy.D.

Marriage Therapist Dr. Rose Thorn, Psy.D.Dr. Thorn is a highly experienced master marriage and couples therapist. She has over 20 years of experience helping couples improve communication, develop better conflict resolution skills and improve feelings of intimacy and commitment. Over the years Dr. Thorn has helped couples diffuse crisis and rebuild broken trust.

Dr. Thorn is a member of the Kantor Associates private practice group. She also teaches meditation and psychology on the university level. Dr. Thorn was given the Apple Award, presented in appreciation of leading educators. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, APA Division 36 (The Psychology of Religion), and of Spiritual Directors International.

Dr. Thorn realizes that all of her life experiences have contributed to her style and capacity for psychotherapeutic practice. Her academic work in psychology, education, theology, and philosophy creates a broad base of knowledge upon which she can draw for inspiration in her work. She completed her B.A. (summa cum laude) at the University of Illinois, majoring in philosophy and minoring in literature. She has a master's degree in theology from Barry University. Her doctoral degree in clinical psychology was earned at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. An internship at the Pederson-Krag Center in New York began her more than twenty years of experience as a clinician. Her personal interests in art, writing, and meditation practice refuel her and keep her focused. Her dance experiences have contributed to the awareness of the mind/body connection which she brings to her work.

In addition to working with couples, Dr. Thorn works with people from adolescence across the life span. She feels that becoming happy begins with how we see ourselves and the world. In her work she helps her clients to develop understanding of the world which facilitates their own happiness as well as the happiness of the others in their lives.

Areas of particular interest to Dr. Thorn include work with dreams, creativity, and spiritual issues. She enjoys working with couples, individuals, and families. Her eclectic theoretical perspective draws on principles from cognitive, dynamic, humanistic, Eastern psychology, and Jungian sources. She feels that being able to look flexibly at the real issues in front of her in each moment is enhanced by having familiarity with many different systems of understanding.



If you are in Fort Myers, Naples or any of the Southwest Florida areas,
call 239-936-3202 to setup an appointment with our Marriage Counselors.

Marriage Therapy Center
3949 Evans Ave. Suite 203
Ft. Myers, FL. 33901

Phone: 239-936-3202