Marital Issues and Marriage Counseling
Welcome to Counseling Services Direct for Marriage and Family Therapy. Marriage counseling is a form of therapy that helps to build an understanding of how interactional patterns impact the level of health in a marital committed relationship. This form of counseling provides a therapeutic setting where each spouse can explore their styles of relational functioning and make changes. This process is encouraged through active interaction, feedback, confrontation, empathy, intellect, and a whole range of other emotions are shared.
The therapist role is to help clients manage emotions so that the therapy can be conducted in a constructive way to enrich effective communication for the couple. Basic to this form of counseling is to create a dynamic setting where listening, guidance, teaching and confronting by the therapist is encouraged to address emotional intensity so that the couple is able to explore and change emotional and cognitive experiences in the sessions as well as taking this into situations outside the counseling. I would like to encouage you to consider the following points on this topic.
- Begin to learn how to manage emotional intensity in the relationship which can lead to insight and cognitive behavioral changes. (EX: Share your emotions with your partner through effective communication).
- Avoid superficial expression and engage in expressing emotions through detailed descriptions. (EX: Use visual images to describe feelings).
The previous points are important to provide you with information to help you to maintain well being. I hope this information has been helpful and has awakened your awareness of the value they hold in providing a strong foundation for the health of your marriage and relationships.
“Encouraging growth to improve and sustain positive relationships”
Contact us at Counseling Services Direct for Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy and get started today: (O) 516-484-2829 or (C) 914-960-2723.
Stacey Chernin, M.A., LMFT, CFT
References: Weeks, G.R., & Treat, S.R. (2001). Couples in Treatment. Techniques and Approaches for Effective Practice. Brunner-Routledge. New York, NY.