Dallas Marriage Counseling
Marriage counseling is a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways.Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their bonds and gain a better understanding of each other.
Marriage counseling is often short term. Marriage counseling typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation.
Couples seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Often the reasons are to improve communication, resolve ongoing conflict, increase levels of intimacy, resolve sexual desire or dysfunction problems, power struggles, infidelity, addiction, parenting conflict, or blended family concerns. Married couples may seek marriage counseling to improve a troubled relationship. You can use marriage counseling to address many specific issues, including:
- Communication problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
- Substance abuse
- Financial problems
The basic principles of the process of marriage counseling include: normalizing feelings, allowing a neutral open place for each person’s feelings and thoughts to be heard, change or broaden each person’s view of the relationship, improve communication, recognize and change unhealthy patterns in the relationship, and understand and manage reactive emotions.
The Insights therapists who provide marriage counseling and premarital counseling are Shawn Chrisman and Mary Sanger. Mary is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a member of the Dallas Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Call Insights Therapy today at 214.706.0508, click here to email us, or click here to schedule an appointment. Insights offers flexible scheduling with daytime, evening and weekend appointments.