Keep in mind that 80% of therapists in private practice work with couples, but only a handful have the appropriate training and experience for helping distressed couples.
So, when it comes to professional help, be sure to choose a well trained expert.
Many people read books and invest in consultants to maintain the performance of their cars, their retirement accounts, their bikes or their homes.
Think of your marriage counselor as a consultant to maintain your relationship.
This kind of counseling is a consultation with a professionally trained expert and is no different than a consultation with a financial counselor or a fitness expert.
Research shows that properly maintaining your marriage and keeping it fit may lead to improvements in the relationship.
Many new skills can be learned with the right outlook and commitment. You can decrease conflict, find new ways to reconnect, and identify which problems are solvable and which need your ongoing attention and management.
It is a common misconception to think that people only see a counselor when they have a serious mental health problem. On the contrary, people who seek the help of a counselor when they need it are more, not less, mentally healthy.
Not all therapists have specific training in working with couples. Finding a good counselor for your relationship in Chicago is not easy, and it's important to call to ask questions. How do you find the best professional for your situation?
All counselors at Couples Counseling Associates are trained to help couples in distress. Read information about the staff our our practice.
Research shows that the sooner you get the help you need for your relationship, the better the result of the process can be. But even if you've been struggling for a while, counseling can help. It's worth making an investment in a trained expert to get your most important relationship back on track.
If you are newlywed, this page may be helpful for you to find out how to keep your marriage strong over the long haul.
Whether you come in alone or with your spouse, talking with an expert can help you improve your relationship and stay on track.
Being a better partner
Recovering from infidelity
In our efforts to bring value to your life, or if you are not in the Chicago area, Couples Counseling Associates has developed a series of lessons that could have a major impact on effectively improving your relationship. We encourage you to dive into the series and discover how these resources can benefit you and your partner.
Remember, it's the positive habits we develop that guarantee us success in all areas of our lives. Discover the seven healthy habits that improve relationships or get in touch with us to learn more about Couples Counseling Associates.
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