Couples and Marriage Counseling
Helping couples discover help, healing, and wholeness is a passion of mine. Today, it is common for both married and unmarried committed couples to be immersed in complex and difficult relationship issues. They struggle to find solutions but feel stuck in repeating their negative patterns. No matter how hard they try, they cannot break free from hurting each other and driving away each other from the love, intimacy, and meaning they want so badly.
Being in a relationship is often hard work. Whether you have been involved for three months or thirty years, each developmental stage for individuals in relationships includes a variety of challenges. I offer marriage counseling and couples therapy to help deal with these issues. These can range from early communication problems, personal conflicts, cohabitation, sexual concerns, infidelity, finances, bringing up baby, role changes, illnesses, aging, and other specific concerns.
Others are feeling unhappy about only certain aspects of their relationship and want to focus on a particular issue in couples therapy. Partners recognize that while their relationship is not in a crisis, they can benefit from a marriage counselor’s help when they need it. For example, when something between them is missing or noticeably different.
I will work with both of you to gain fresh insight and perspective, encourage you to make needed changes, and guide you to co-create a relationship that is satisfying. I will help you with the areas of your relationship that are especially difficult.
As someone who has been in a long-term relationship and has raised a family, I have a thorough understanding of the variety of challenges married couples face. I also work with and support non-married couples facing problems inherent in their unique relationships. I teach simple strategies that offer hope. Beginning with communication, understanding, and empathy and moving towards limit setting and prioritizing, I help couples create the connections they desire. Marriage counseling or couple counseling can assist you with getting what you need from your primary relationship
Benefits of Marriage Counseling include:
Resolving conflicts & disagreements
Understanding myself better
Understanding my partner better
Getting to a more fair workload
Preventing separation or divorce
Learning “good” ways to fight
Stop hurting each other
Winning back my partner’s love
Loving my partner again
Discussing issues around raising kids
Improving our sex and intimacy
Deciding whether we should separate
Marriage counseling can strengthen your relationship.
I’d like to talk with you, answer your questions.
You may contact me either with a text message, a voice mail message at 714-318-1332 or an email at DavidHodgsonMFT@gmail.com.
Leave your name, brief message.
I will reply to your call promptly, usually within a couple of hours.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Personal Therapy & Counseling with Adults
Life can be difficult at times. By keeping in mind that you do not have to try to cope with your tough times all by yourself, but with the help of a trusted therapist, you can receive support and guidance to sort out and move forward through your stressful experience. Therapy may provide a variety of benefits. In many cases, therapy can give you the tools you need to overcome difficult mental, emotional, or social obstacles. It can help you adjust to an unfamiliar environment, such as life without a loved one in the wake of a death or divorce, or it can give you a new outlook that assists you in solving a painful conflict with your spouse or a coworker.
But you don’t have to be struggling with depression or conflict to benefit from therapy.Therapy can assist you in developing valuable insights about your life, personal and professional success, health and happiness, and much more. Therapy has been shown to increase the overall quality of life for participants while reducing levels of stress, anxiety, and conflict.
Therapy may benefit you in the following ways.
Gaining new problem-solving skills.
Addressing and lessening anxiety and stress in your life.
Ending unhealthy or destructive behaviors and habits.
Gaining a better understanding of self.
Increasing your confidence and self esteem.
Increasing your physical energy and vitality.
Giving you a sense of peace about past, current, or future events.
Helping you overcome anger and temperament problems.
Helping you overcome feelings of depression, loneliness, or hopelessness.
Teaching a skill set to listen and to communicate more effectively.
Improving your overall quality of life.
If the stresses of your life are becoming problematic, it’s time to sit down and talk about how to better manage the stresses in your life. Some stress can be healthy, but when you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious or angry, some therapeutic sessions focused on stress management may be exactly what you need.
Through short-term or long-term therapy, I assist clients in identifying the core of their issues and in developing interventions, skill building, and courses of action that will lead to positive solutions. This may result in better communication skills, enhanced relationships, and an overall improved self-image, all of which contribute to success in both personal and professional realms.
During an individual therapy session in a supportive environment you are able to talk openly, resolve issues, overcome obstacles, and face challenges. You are able to move forward from unhealthy and unproductive patterns, and make the necessary changes that will allow them to attain the level of personal growth they’re striving for.
While some results may come quickly, my approach isn’t based primarily upon speed but rather a grounded integration. You are an individual and therefore your psyche takes whatever time it needs to heal itself. While new habits and change take time, your investment in therapy is one of the most effective ways to give yourself special care.
I offer a free 15 minute phone conversation. I’d like to answer your questions.
You may contact me either with a text message or a voice mail message at 714-318-1332.
Leave your name, brief message, and phone number.
I will reply to your call promptly, usually within 24-hours.
I look forward to hearing from you!