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25 Things Marriage Counselors Want you to Know

1. Marriage counseling is not the same as individual counseling. Marriage counseling is a speciality. Any therapist can offer marriage counseling, but not every therapist is equipped to do it. Do your research to find a licensed marriage therapist. 2. Forget “happily ever after”. There is no such thing as eternal and permanent marital bliss.…

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Marriage Self-Help Books

I’m often asked if I can recommend self-help books for couples seeking marriage-counseling advice. Self-help books can be a great way to assist in enhancing a relationship. Self-help books should not be considered a replacement for traditional couples counseling, they can certainly be very helpful to enhance the therapy process, especially when struggling with a specific…

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Why Consider Paying Privately or “Out-of-Pocket”

Many clients choose not to involve insurance companies in their mental health care for several reasons. Many insurance companies do not cover couples or family therapy. To have therapy services covered under insurance, a mental health diagnosis must be made by the clinician. This diagnosis becomes a part of your permanent health care record. Any…

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How a Marriage Counselor Can Help

Couples seek the help and direction of a marriage counselor for many reasons. As a result, however, marriage counselors often begin to see a common themes in couples when they seek couples counseling. The list below are some of the most common areas and how a marriage counselor can help, but certainly there are many…

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Five Ways You Can Boost Your Self Esteem

Increasing self-esteem is very personal and must be specific to ourselves. That’s why self help books are often not helpful, as they are too “in general”. A mental health counselor can help you create goals that are specific to you in regards to increasing self-esteem. If we want to feel good about ourselves, we have…

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