Marriage and family therapists can help resolve nearly any issue that threatens or stresses the family unit. This may include:
Marriage and family therapists are also helpful for couples who aren’t experiencing problems but want to protect and strengthen their marriage. Therapists can help couples communicate openly, hear what one another is saying, and make small changes to improve their lives together every day.
The length of therapy depends on the family’s needs and goals and the participation and progress made during each session. Some families choose to participate in therapy indefinitely while others utilize therapy services when they are struggling to see eye to eye or fear they may lose their family.
The best time to seek therapy is as early as possible. When families allow tension and resentment to build, it can be more challenging to break down the walls between them. In addition, the longer resentment has built, the harder it can be to convince other family members to participate in therapy.
Couples can rely on a therapist to assist them when they know they have significant change in the future or as soon as they experience trauma that may put them under undue stress. This can ensure they are communicating and caring for themselves and their relationships while dealing with the crisis at hand.
Although each family comes with unique and individual circumstances and stories, the goal is always the same: to strengthen relationships and prevent or lessen discord. The overall goal is improved quality of life for all involved.
In some cases, therapy is covered by insurance, but in many cases, it isn’t. The qualified staff at Associates in Counseling & Mediation can assist in estimating cost and planning for payment in a way that doesn’t create financial burden.
At Associates in Counseling and Mediation, we accept all insurance plans except Medicare. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.