Will I benefit from relationship counseling if my spouse isn't interested in attending? I receive this question quite often. The short answer is, "Yes, of course you will." Marriage is a system of three people (husband, wife, and God). If any one of the three change something for the better, then the overall marriage will improve. We know God can't get any better, so that leaves husband and/or wife. If both of you are believers in counseling, then of course this is better. But don't … [Read more...]
Archives for October 2017
How Often Should I Attend Counseling?
Most of my clients ask this question immediately after the first session. Unless a client is in crisis, there is no right or wrong answer. Frequent sessions are necessary to prevent clients from harming themselves or others. If a client is suicidal, I meet with them as often as needed to keep them safe—usually at least 2x/week. But what if you are not in crisis? How often then? I prefer to meet 1x/week or every other week. The answer becomes increasingly specific to you, so I cannot answer … [Read more...]