Is marriage counseling effective? Is couples counseling effective?
Who you decide to marry is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. When you decide to get married, you believe that you have found your life partner, someone who you can build a future with. You hope to make everything for the wedding and marriage as perfect as possible. You spends months preparing for the moment that you will say, “I do.” However, after the wedding and honeymoon, the realities and complexities of your lives together begin. Marriage is an amazing union of two individuals, however like everything in life, marriage has its peaks and valleys. Marriages can and will be affected by numerous issues. Everything from work, children, finances, and family can add stress to the relationship and affect the marriage. When breakdowns happen, that’s when couples counseling can help.
When should I seek marriage or couples counseling?
First and foremost, you should seek couples counseling as soon as possible to prevent breakdowns that can occur when bad habits form leading to hurt feelings that are hard to overcome and can often leading to a breaking point. If you are concerned about repeating past mistakes, you could benefit from couples counseling. If you are concerned about the role your families may be playing on your life, you may benefit from couples counseling. If communication, trust, or infidelity have become an issue and you are feeling stuck in your relationship, then you could benefit from couples counseling. At Thriveworks Counseling, in Delaware County, Media, PA, we have experienced couples counselors who can help.
Does couples counseling work?
Couples counseling is very effective, particularly when both partners are ready and committed to working on the relationship. At Thriveworks Counseling, we will help you identify what your other needs are, any past hurts or fears that are affecting you or your partner individually, any behavioral patterns that are damaging your relationship, and help you to improve your communication skills and conflict resolution skills. We will help you decide how you define a successful and happy marriage or relationship, and help you to improve trust, affection, openness, and communication.
Same and next-day appointments!
We also know how difficult it can be to get an appointment with a qualified therapist or counselor who accepts your health insurance. Many practices don’t even answer the phone, much less call you back if you leave a voicemail. At Thriveworks, we always answer the phone and typically are able to offer same or next-day appointments.
We accept insurance!
We accept most major insurance plans and typically offer appointments within 24 hours of your initial call.
We are conveniently located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at 600 N Jackson St, Suite 300, Media, PA, 19063, and are accessible by public transportation via SEPTA Regional Rail, Trolley, and bus. We also offer ample free parking.
Call 610-808-9923 to schedule an appointment, or fill out a contact form and we’ll call you!