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How Therapy Works

how therapy works
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As a marriage counselor, therapy typically begins with an initial consultation where I meet with the couple to understand their concerns, goals, and history. This helps me tailor the therapy approach to their specific needs.

During sessions, I create a safe and non-judgmental space for open communication. I use evidence-based techniques to help couples improve their understanding of each other, communicate more effectively, and resolve conflicts constructively.

Therapy often involves exploring underlying issues and patterns of behavior that contribute to difficulties in the relationship. This could include examining past experiences, family dynamics, and individual beliefs and values.

I may also assign homework or exercises for couples to practice between sessions, such as communication techniques or activities to enhance intimacy.

Throughout the therapy process, I aim to empower couples to develop healthier ways of relating to each other and to strengthen their emotional connection. The duration of therapy varies depending on the complexity of the issues and the progress made, with some couples finding significant improvement in a few sessions while others may benefit from longer-term therapy.

Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to help couples build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding.

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and most clients meet with the counselor on a weekly basis until they are satisfied with their success.