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Getting the Most out of Beginning Couples Counseling

One of my specialties is meeting with couples to help them communicate and resolve issues.  Whether it is relationship counseling or marriage counseling, couples often find themselves at a point where they decide to speak to a third party to help them sort out issues which have grown over time and are now interfering with the emotional satisfaction of the relationship. I have a unique approach to couples therapy in which I meet with each person individually for the first two sessions and then together as a couple for the third session and thereafter.  People generally find this helpful as it allows them to talk freely in the first session with enough time to be able to communicate what is on their mind and the key issues they need to address.  With this approach, I am able to gain enough information about each person’s perspective to thoroughly understand what needs to be discussed.  From there I am able to direct the discussion to the most important issues at hand.  People are
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5 Tips to Finding the Right Therapist

The process of finding a therapist to help you deal with a specific problem or issue can go much smoother when you find someone with whom you can trust and develop a connection.  You want to feel that they understand your situation and your needs.  There has to be a good rapport in order for you to give them the information they need to help you; otherwise you may feel too vulnerable and leave the session feeling disappointed.  Your comfort level is important, and you may notice that you need to talk to a few therapists to gain a sense of who it feels right to see. Here are some tips to help you begin: Research available therapists.  If you do not have a referral or name of a recommended therapist, the internet has made it possible to find one.  You can view a variety of therapists through not only search engine searches but also through local therapist directories.  The directories make it possible to view a listing of therapist’s profiles to get to know more about their area
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