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Counseling Services for Individuals, Couples, and Families

FAQs

Can I benefit from counseling?

If you are feeling “stuck”, frustrated with friends, family, children, co-workers, just about anyone in your relationship circle, counseling could benefit you. Counseling can help to clarify and discover solutions, enhance all of your relationships, and can bring about more contentment in your life. Engagement by clients in the process and a good relationship with your therapist are two key ingredients to an outcome that will be helpful to you.

How long does counseling take?

Counseling is generally terminated when you feel the problem for which you came to counseling has less of an influence in your life. In addition, the length of counseling depends on the type of problem you are seeking help for and how ready you are to make changes in your life. Your therapist should discuss with you at the beginning their expectation of how long treatment might last.

What if I don’t know what my problem is?

A good therapist will help you clarify those areas in your life which are challenging AND collaborate with you to discover insights and solutions to those challenges.

Can I see a marriage counselor even though my partner and I are not married?

Absolutely. Just because you do not have a marriage certificate does not mean you are immune to relationship patterns and difficulties. However, there are certain dynamics a non-married couple can face from our culture that should be taken into account during a therapeutic process and a competent therapist will be aware of those dynamics.

Can I work on my relationship without my partner or family members?

Yes. A marriage and family therapist is systemically oriented; they have an outlook that takes into account all systems in a person’s life. In fact, a marriage and family therapist can work with all configurations of relationships to include marriages, partnerships, co-workers, friends, siblings, and parent-child relationships.

How do I know if counseling is working?

When you begin to see, feel, and behave in a way that is different prior to therapy. In addition, a good therapist will check in with you to find out what is helpful to you and what is not helpful. They will want the therapy process to be working and if it is not find out what will be helpful. This ensures a more efficient and client-directed therapy process. After all, this is about you, not your therapist.