Counseling Couples is both a challenging and rewarding privilege. According to the Gottman's, most couples who seek counseling have a marriage that's been in trouble on average for SIX years! Many come with the idea that Couples Counseling is the last option to save what few threads may still be keeping them together. I hate to say it friends, but if that's your plan, you might be setting yourselves up to crash and burn! Look at it this way, if your vehicle started making an obnoxious grinding noise when you stepped on the brakes, you would know something is not right. Should you continue to ignore that noise and keep driving, eventually you'll notice the steering wheel starts to shake when you start to brake. Would you really keep waiting for the problem to work itself out? Sooner or later those brakes are gonna fail! You can fix them or risk the crash! Why not do some preventative maintenance? When you start to notice a friction in your marriage that sounds like that obnoxious grinding noise, why not consider a few sessions of Couples Counseling to prevent the noise, the shaking or even worse, the complete failure? Call me at 507-271-0467 to find out if Couples Counseling can help you.
This is my first blog related to my counseling business. I wasn't really sure what to start writing about. My first thought was to keep it simple and talk plainly about counseling and mental health therapy from my perspective.
So here it goes...
People who search for and are in need of the services I provide are most often experiencing problems. What kinds of problems? Just about anything; they are sick of being in a bad/sad mood, tired of worrying about everything, their children aren't doing what they are supposed to, they are re-thinking their marriage or relationship, they are trying to recover from some horrific life experience, or they have had it with things from their past dictating how they are living in the present. But they all share one thing in common. Their problems are life problems. Maybe they have their problem pinpointed or maybe they just aren't sure but know something is not right in their life. The people I work with have tools to solve problems like everyone else. They also have a tool that many people forget. That tool is courage. It takes courage to ask for help. It's not easy, but when they ask for help, they have just taken a GIANT step toward becoming the change they not only want to see in themselves, but in the rest of their lives!