Marriage is one of the greatest blessings and responsibilities you will ever be entrusted with. Healthy, thriving marriages that last a lifetime are the result of hard work, commitment, faith, and growth. Marriage counseling is the perfect opportunity for you to grasp the value and importance of your relationship while equipping you with the tools needed to cultivate the best marriage possible!
Some believe that counseling is only necessary to fix a bad marriage or for crises such as a major loss or an affair. Counseling at any stage of the marriage is beneficial to reveal truths about the relationship and to maintain a strong emotional connection. Healthy marriages need regular check-ups and preventive care.
Help for Distressed Couples
Life can lead us on unexpected paths. Loss, stress, illness, and disappointment can result in us moving away from our partners instead of toward them. Loneliness in a marriage can lead to dissatisfaction, mistrust and unhealthy patterns. Our counselors can direct couples how to turn toward each other to become more intentional and attentive.
Issues that bring us to counseling are often rooted in problems in other parts of our relationship. Addictions, trauma, dysfunctional patterns from our families of origin and unresolved anger can wreak havoc on families. Couple and individual counseling often work hand in hand to bring the most relief.
Marital Counseling Steps at LifeCare
LifeCare therapists may use assessments to help discover areas of strengths and difficulties between couples. These assessments allow the couple to get to the heart of their issues quickly and effectively. Many of our counselors have specialized training that uses research based strategies such as Gottman, Hope Focused Couples Counseling, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. They also integrate spiritual principles for couples who desire a faith-based approach.
No matter how long a couple has been married or what they have encountered along the way, there is hope for positive change and healing.
If you are attending marital/couples counseling, please print and complete the Couples Screening Form.
Many of the couples counselors at LifeCare are participating in a national research project entitled Spiritually Integrated Couples Therapy Research. Participation is voluntary and there is no compensation being offered. If you are interested in participating, ask your therapist. Learn more about the study by clicking here.