Does Marriage Counseling Work?

Appointments Available Within 1 Week or ASAP

My favorite therapist joke is:
How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?
One, but it has to want to change

So yes, IF one or both of you are willing to show up and learn to be conscious of the behaviors in the relationship you can accomplish positive change.  The more motivated both partners are to make changes, the higher the likelihood of success. What if one of you is more motivated? That’s okay to. Systems theory is based on the concept that when one part of the system changes the other parts will also change in order to adapt. With counseling direction these changes can be positive instead of negative.

Marital problems can be caused for many reasons including:

  • Family of origin or extended family issues
  • Individual emotional health
  • Sexuality issues
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Parenting issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Ex spouse issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress of a move
  • Poor anger management skills

Every family is unique with unique issues, but after 28 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings, no problem is to big or to small to be resolved.

 

Linda is trained in 4 Major couples therapy models:  Solution Focused Couples Therapy,

Gottman Relationship Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, and Marriage On the Rock Certified.