Marriage counseling works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular marriage counseling sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.
On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, marriage counseling may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Wyomissing, PA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.
Your marriage is important. Marriage is one of the most important institutions in life and can be such a blessing, but it can also be one of the biggest challenges of your life and source of stress and frustration. Joining two lives together is not an easy process and unfortunately over 50% of marriages fail and end up in disappointment. This can lead to painful experiences, emotions, and feelings of failure, low self-esteem, isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, social problems, financial problems and the list goes on and on. Don’t let this happen to you. Restore your relationship and your life. Let a Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing counselor help your marriage get back on the right track before it’s too late.
Some Problems Married Couples May Experience
Marriage is not easy task and it takes a lot of work. However, many people wait until it’s too late to seek help and struggle alone. These are just a sampling of some of the problems that married couples struggle with and that Thriveworks-Reading counselors can help you and your partner address together:
- Unhealthy Communication
- Lack of Trust
- Financial Problems
- Parenting Issues
- Emotional or Psychological Problems
- Physical Health Problems
- Loss of Job or Career Changes
- Recreation Differences
How Can Marital Counseling Help?
Many times, married couples can resolve their own problems, but often they need outside professional help to give them a fresh new perspective or to have a mediator. You and your spouse can benefit from marriage therapy. Counselors at Thriveworks-Reading can help you identify the source of the problem and help you move past the conflict. We can help you develop new ways of interacting and communicating by giving you the tools necessary to break negative patterns of behavior. We can help you establish the positive framework for building a solid, stable, loving relationship. We can help you take the steps to stay married. Your marriage and family is worth it!
Counselors at Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing will help you and your spouse recognize and acknowledge problems, set realistic goals and expectations, control your emotions, listen better, respect your partner’s feelings, communicate more effectively, learn negotiating skills, avoid conflicts, and increase intimacy.
Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Marital Counseling
Our counselors at Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing are here to help you improve your relationship. Have you ever imagined how your life could be different and wish you and your spouse could get along? We can help! Don’t do it alone. We understand it’s difficult to voice your feelings, thoughts, and opinions to your partner. Let us help you tackle this problem together as a team. We are only a phone call away. Trust us to help you on this difficult journey. We want your marriage to succeed, grow, flourish, and “thrive!”
Your Team at Thriveworks Reading Counseling