Marriage Quest, Israel and Cathie Helfand, Cabot Vermont, 802-563-3063

Divorce Decision and Counseling
Recovering from Infidelity
Detecting and Surviving an Emotional Affair
Conquering a Mid-Life Crisis
When Your Children Leave Home
Addressing Sexual Concerns
Emotional Intimacy and Physical Intimacy
Emotional Trauma
Premarital Counseling for Second Marriages too
An Overview of Marriage Quest Couples Retreats Intensive Weekend Marriage Retreats Letters from Couples and Individuals All About the Helfands and the Counseling Center Address, Phone, Email, Hotels, etc. Travel - Hotels

About Us

"You are saving America one marriage at a time!" - Canadian couple

Dr. Israel Helfand and his wife, Cathie Helfand, facilitate all Marriage Quest retreats at their homestead in rural northern Vermont. They have been working together as a couple since the early 1980s in their practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, and have been running Marriage Retreats since 1993.

After 10 years as owners/directors of Danbury Personal Counseling in Danbury, Connecticut, Israel and Cathie moved to Vermont to downsize, build their home and mini-farm together, and be more active parents. Today they are empty nest and manage their active little homestead. Together they run all Marriage Quest and Sexploration retreats, as well as an occasional outdoor camping retreat for individuals, groups or small businesses.

Marriage and Family Therapy - While many therapists offer counseling, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are different from other counselors (Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, etc.) in that they have many hours of specific training in working with couples on marriage problems... training in communication skills, intimacy and sexuality, and in marriage repair and recovery. MFTs work with a couple systemically, as if they have the three clients: the wife, the husband, and the marriage relationship. Read about our Philosophy...

Israel Helfand, PhD, LMFT, CST, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has been a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since 1984. In addition he is the only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in Vermont. Read More...

Cathie Helfand, MS, is a Vermont Registered Psychotherapist and Family Life Educator with a specialty in relationship and parenting issues. Read More...

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) was founded in 1942 to maintain standards for the practice of marriage and family therapy. Its stringent education and supervised training standards have been adopted by most states and the federal government as the basis for licensure for MFTs. For more information on AAMFT go to

The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) is the Primary Certifying Organization in the field of Human Sexuality. Founded in 1967 out of a desire to provide the public with comprehensive sexuality education, counseling, and therapy conducted by qualified professionals, AASECT is the premier organization that certifies sexual health practitioners. For more than 25 years, AASECT has set the pace for credentialing of professionals in sex education, counseling, and therapy by creating and maintaining increasingly rigorous standards for ethics, academic preparation, and applied skills.

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