Couples COunseling center

Meeting the needs of couples at every stage of relationships.

Couples Counseling Center – CHERI TIMKO

Our Mission

We believe that a healthy and satisfying marriage is key to having a great life. We are dedicated to teaching the skills to have a great marriage for all couples. We use research-based methods of counseling and psychoeducation so you get the best results.  Our purpose and goal is to reduce the divorce rate in the region and beyond.

There are many routes to the destination of having a great relationship, and our job is to help you find one that works best for you. 

Our mission is to reduce the divorce rate and help all couples have great relationships.

Cheri Timko Therapist


Cheri Timko, M.S., LPC, GCT, ALPS
Lead Psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer

I will work to help you improve your relationship as long as you want me to. My job is to provide a roadmap of how to improve things and to instill hope that things can really get better. I am thoroughly committed to helping every couple have a great relationship. Each couple is unique and has different needs. When those are met, you really can have a great relationship with your current partner.

I love the challenge and creativity necessary to find the right tools to help each couple work through their issues. I am constantly reading and learning new skills to teach to clients. If you work with me during two different time periods, I will have instituted new ideas into counseling, so you will be exposed to new tools and techniques.

My strengths are:

• the ability to look at a problem from several perspectives
• the desire to tear a problem apart and find good solutions to fix it
• lots of training focusing on relationships from the perspective of individuals and couples
• 20 years specializing in helping couples find their way to having great relationships.

Traditional bio info

I grew up in the DC/Baltimore area. I received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.S. in psychology from the University of Baltimore. My family and I moved to the Fairmont area in 2009. I live with my husband of 20 years and three children.

In 2011, I established Timko Counseling Services, LLC.  In 2022, the practice was renamed the Couples Counseling Center to better describe our mission. This was my second successful private practice counseling business. 

I bring 20 years of private practice experience as well as 30 years of overall mental health counseling services to the community.

A lifelong learner, I have extensively studied the work of several prominent relationship experts in Counseling including the following:
– John and Julie Gottman
– Brene Brown
– Harriet Lerner

I am certified in Relationship Enhancement and am the only Certified Gottman Therapist in West Virginia. In addition to running Timko Counseling Services, LLC, I homeschool my children, raise chickens, and am a traditional foodie.

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