I am asked all the time if couples therapy is effective, I respond easily, ‘ Most definitely!’ However, at least two ingredients must be present. 1) The person providing the help must understand how … [Read more...] about Is Couples Therapy Effective?
Are You Wondering If Couples Counseling Can Help Your Relationship? Couples Counseling helps couples talk to each other in ways that promote couples to have conversations rather than arguments. When … [Read more...] about What Does Couples Counseling Help With?
You know that you need marriage counseling when the fighting continues with no resolution. When one or both partners criticize, or one or both parties withdraw into silence, thus stopping the … [Read more...] about What Are The Signs That You Need Marriage Counseling?
People call me to ask for help to save or improve their marriages. That, then is my job. I am teaching people HOW to make it work, not how to throw in the towel. If couples have no children and … [Read more...] about Do Couples Therapists Ever Suggest Divorce?
How Do People Know If They Need Marriage Counseling? Most importantly, when there are problems that you can’t resolve. One member of a couple often calls me to say, “we fight all the time”. That is … [Read more...] about Signs That You Need Marriage Counseling
People call me all the time to ask what to do about their partner— “how can I make Him or Her change? Of course, no one can make someone else change. We can only change ourselves. However, if we … [Read more...] about How Does Change In Couples Happen?
Traditional psychology has believed since time began that problems exist within individuals. This DSM descriptions of mental problems is built on this theory. However, with the rise of the « Systems … [Read more...] about How Does Marriage Counseling Help Communication?
Women ask me all the time,”why does my husband get so defensive when I get mad at him?” To begin with, I don’t find anger to be a very useful emotion to be used with anyone. Possibly at times with … [Read more...] about Why Are Men So Sensitive To Female Anger?
People ask me all the time, "What makes marriage work?" What if I stop loving him/her? What clearly does NOT make marriage work is believing that one must be in love all the time to make the marriage … [Read more...] about What Makes Marriage Work?
Good marriage counseling is about teaching couples how to negotiate in order to accomplish getting their needs met. Teaching good skills for marriage is not about what is right or wrong but about … [Read more...] about How To Select The Best Marriage Counselor