How can Counseling for Couples Help?
More than often, couples attempt to repair the relationships themselves. Other times, help from a trained professional is needed. A licensed marriage and family therapist, or LMFT for short, is trained to help romantic relationships. Because a marriage and family therapist has clinical experience with couples, they focus on increasing insight and awareness about the relationship, bring the relationship’s issues to surface and repair the relationship using a variety of interventions and techniques.
How Does Relationship Counseling Work?
Generally, couples therapy begins with an assessment that includes learning about the relationship history and dynamics, exploring each partner’s family history, values and other factors that may influence the relationship. This interview helps the therapist learn about each partner individually, which in turn influences the relationship. Though each therapist has their own way of helping the couple, many couples gain insight and awareness of relationship patterns, have increased communication, increased emotional expression and the ability to use effective tools to problem-solve.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Statistics:
- More than 98% of couples reported receiving good or excellent therapy
- More than 97% of couples reported receiving the help they needed
- 93% of couples reported having more effective tools for handling issues
Couples also stated they had better physical health and improved functioning at work, after attending couples therapy.
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