The Maris Counselor is the 13th episode of Season 5 on NBC series Frasier.


IS LOVE IN THE AIR? -- Struggling with their estrangement, Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Maris start seeing a marriage counselor (guest star Bob Dishy) -- with unexpected results. Also, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) assists with a relationship workshop that Niles is running, and Martin (John Mahoney) is encouraged by Daphne (Jane Leeves) to ask an attractive neighbor on a date.


Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
John Mahoney as Martin Crane

Guest starring

Bob Dishy as Bernard Schenkman
Amy Van Nostrand as Janice
John Waters as Roger
Rob Reiner as Bill
Bess Myerson as Mary


  • Maris and Niles' marriage definitively ends in this episode as Maris cheats on Niles with Schenkman.