Couples Are Seeking Marriage Counseling
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to literally threaten our health and the health of our loved ones and everyone else, we continue taking the necessary precautions to stay safe as well as protect others. Our efforts make a difference to limit the spread of this deadly virus. We all benefit because we get to stay around longer and enjoy our relationships and the many other good things of our lives.
During these tough times as we are all trying to cope with our lifestyle adjustments, our marriages and family relationships are especially stressed. If we repeatedly express anger that hurts our loved ones, or criticize, react defensively, shut down communication, or communicate that we are disgusted with our spouse or our children, significant emotional harm is happening. While denial seems to be our standard coping mechanism, no matter how "used to it" we may say that we are, we cannot unhear or unsee our harsh and damaging behavior.
Infidelity is another strain for married couples. Suspicion infects a marriage. Finding out is a major crisis for a couple. Trust gets broken. Every person in their family gets hit with the explosion.
Couples who make the decision to contact me for help are bravely taking loving action. While they are badly hurting, they do not want to stay miserable, and want to get beyond their painful circumstances and experience satisfying and meaningful marriages.
During our marriage counseling sessions I provide information, feedback, guidance, direction, and support. Couples are given assignments so that between counseling sessions they are sharpening their awareness of themselves and practicing relationship building skills.
I am passionate about the work that I do with couples because I see how hurting couples can benefit from the work that we are doing together. Couples heal and rebuild their relationships into healthier and happier marriages. While there's no silver bullet or magic potion, as I do my part and couples do their part, the outcome of marriage therapy is promising and worth the effort.
Until it is safe to return to an enclosed office environment, my alternative to in-office appointments is meeting with couples and individuals in an outdoor park setting which allows for privacy, physical distancing and wearing masks. Tele-Counseling is also available.
After you check out my website and decide that you would like to talk with me, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation during which time I will answer your questions.
Check my Blog Page for two articles that you may find helpful as you consider marriage counseling.
You may contact me at my confidential number (714) 318-1332 with either a text message or a voicemail message.
For Resources about COVID-19
Help for Mental Illnesses: https://nimh.nih.gov
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255. En espanol: 1-888-628-9454
Crisis Test Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or Text to 838255