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Marriage Counseling2018-03-23T19:09:08+00:00

Marriage Counseling

Why Marriage Counseling?

Most often people come into Marriage Counseling after their attempts to solve their own problems have been unsuccessful and they are in despair and fear that their relationship is beyond help. Even the strongest couples can be challenged with breakdown in trust, communication patterns, safety, nonexistent sex lives and facing an emotional relationship crisis.

Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling is not just for people who are married and can encompass more than simply communication and trust. You don´t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from therapy. Many people in Marriage Counseling seek help for everyday concerns:

communication, arguing, anger, conflict resolution, sexual & intimacy issues, identity confusion, family role conflict, levels of dependence vs. independence, ethics, morals and values, jealousy, parenting, infidelity, blended family and step family struggles, money and finances, addiction, step family issues, gender roles, infertility, adoption.

My Approach in Marriage Counseling

The approach and type of counseling theory a couples counselor uses usually depends on a many factors including their training and the problems that the couple is having. The goals of the different approaches to couples counseling vary depending on the need of the couple. Marriage counseling is typically for couples who need marriage, couples, relationship counseling and therapy to gain a deeper understanding of their differences. Couple therapy should inspire you to open your hearts to each other and give you relationship tools to deal more creatively with every day frustrations. Our Therapists are specialized in Marriage Counseling. Our service is available in Carrollwood and Tampa, Fl. May this link is interesting for you: AAMFT.org

If your relationship has any of the following you may need to seek professional marriage counseling:

  • Communication misinterpretations
  • Decreased or nonexistance sexual desire
  • Inability to move past old arguments
  • When you’re afraid to talk
  • When you keep secrets
  • Resurrecting and focusing on old hurt
  • Patience, love and trust is replaced with anger, contempt and resentment
  • Emotional distance or emotional infidelity
  • When you’re talking, but it’s always negative
  • When you’re living separate lives
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Common Marriage Counseling Therories

  • Strategic family therapy: looks at the environment of the clients, not just the client himself. The theory of strategic therapy states that the patient´s symptoms are a result of attempts by family members to correct what they consider “problem” behavior. This theory is a short-term with targeted efforts to solve a specific problem.

  • Solution focused therapy is brief therapy that focused on what works instead of what doesn´t work with a future-oriented focus.
  • Gottman approach which focuses on a couple´s strengths
  • Cognitive behavioral which helps with communication issues; identifying and changing thought and behavior patterns.
    ( For example A causes B causes C which causes A again )

  • Bowen family systems theory, which looks at the dynamics, open and close boundaries, hierarchy of family roles the relationship. Emotional cut-off and family re-engagement.

  • Emotionally Focused Couples therapy which seeks to relieve stressor in the relationship

How to get the help you need

Talking about your probelms to close friends and family members can be helpful but at time it can keep the relationship drama the center of focus. Sometimes we need help that the people around us aren´t able to provide an outside perspective like talking to a therapist or counselor can help. While the support of friends and family is important, therapy is different. Therapists are professionally-trained listeners who can help you get to the root of your problems, overcome emotional challenges, and make positive changes in your life.

As soon as you realize that your attempts to resolve your issues have been unsuccessful it is time to seek help and extra support. The sooner you receive marriage counseling to address the issues the easier they are to work out. When we purposefully overlook problems and hope they will just go away we actually create more emotional distance and this begins the cycle of turning patience, love and trust into anger, contempt and resentment. Sometimes just providing a neutral space for you to think, focus on your needs and to explore the patterns in your relationship can help you find new strategies to enjoy your relationship.

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