3 Important Marital Therapy Questions
Having a few marital therapy questions ready when you interview/talk to a potential marriage counselor is super important!
Deciding to see a professional for help with your marriage is a significant first step toward better communication and better intimacy which is why asking these marriage counseling questions can help as you determine which therapist is right for you!
Finding the “right fit” therapist that can help you and your spouse work through issues and improve communication is paramount. That is why I wanted to post these three questions to help if you are looking for relationship help. It can be difficult to start over again with another therapist so finding the right fit from the start can be a wonderful gift you give to yourself and your relationship.
Marital Therapy Questions for Your Potential Therapist
It can be very useful for couples to ask a potential therapist how they might be different from what they may have experienced before in previous marriage counseling sessions. (That is, if you’ve been to marriage counseling before.)
Or, perhaps you’ve been to therapy before and had positive experiences, then it might be helpful to ask your potential therapist how they might be similar and discussing what it is you liked and didn’t like.
This is a good way to help determine the best fit for your marital therapy needs.
Another marital therapy question is: “Do you specialize in seeing couples?” Working with a professional marriage counselor or couples therapist offers the opportunity to work with a professional that has dedicated their career toward studying and learning about relationship dynamics and issues.
Working with couples is a very different experience than individual therapy and working with someone that is trained specifically in working with couples can help you determine who is the best fit for your relationship needs.
It’s important to ask a potential therapist, what percentage of their practice is dedicated to working with couples? This is similar to the above question. Finding a therapist that works specifically with couples is important. Professional marriage counselors or couples therapists that hold a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy licensure have undergone significant study in couples work.
Marital Therapy Questions Bonus!
I know I just mentioned 3 questions to ask but as I think more about it, I also think it’s important to add…
When interviewing potential marital therapists, it might also be helpful to ask them about what to expect during the initial and proceeding sessions. Someone that is trained in this work should be able to provide a road map so that you can see how working with that particular therapist can help you and your spouse.
Learn about what training they have had and research what that means online also. For example, I have been trained in several couple therapy models and I consider myself an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and is a highly researched and evidenced based practice.
Dr. Sue Johnson has written numerous books on relationships and you can find out more online if you’re interested in learning more.
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