14 E. Grafton Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554
304 534-8227

About Us

At Timko Counseling Services, we fight for your relationship

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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 to 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.

Our Team

Meet the members of our team.

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 includes 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.

Where can you turn to for more information?

Below are a few links that provide additional information about some questions you may have, what it costs, and how you can schedule a consultation with me if you want to see if I am a good fit for you and your situation.


Get the answers to many common questions about counseling and insurance.

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Learn about the investment to improve or save your relationship.

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Schedule a free phone consultation

Schedule a convenient time to talk with me about your unique situation. You can decide whether I am the right therapist for you.

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Most people want to have great relationships. Some of us were lucky enough to grow up in families who modeled great relationship skills. Most of them did not. We have to figure it out as we go. Sometimes this works out. Other times we need a wise guide to help us learn what we are missing.


Need help working with your spouse or significant other? Want to rekindle the love and closeness you used to have? New couples and long-term partners can use various tools and techniques to help them reconnect with the most important people in their lives. Click the link below to find out more

Couples Counseling


You want good relationships with others who accept you and love you for who you really are. If life has not worked out that way, if you have experienced more than your fair share of heartbreak, you could benefit from learning how to bring your best self to your relationships so you can get what you need from them.

Individual Counseling


Counseling for couples whose marriage is in trouble. Are you worried that you are headed towards divorce and want to fix it fast before things go too far? This is the counseling you and your spouse need to get things back on track. Schedule a free phone consultation to get started right away.

Couples in Crisis

Schedule a consultation today. It’s Free!