Dr. Marty Talks About How To Find A Good Counselor

Find out about the three main issues to consider for a good marriage and couples counselor:

1. What are the criteria for a good therapist? How can you judge who is good?

  • Are you comfortable with them? Are they easy to talk to in the first phone call? Do you feel understood and accepted?
  • What percentage of their practice is dedicated to working with couples? What percentage of their website is dedicated to couples issues and couples therapy? If they don’t have a site, you can ask them. What percentage of their work is couples related?
  • Are they easy to reach? Quick to call back if they are not immediately available – within 2 to 3 hours?
  • Consider how many years they’ve been in practice.

2. What do those letters and credentials mean?

  • PhD – Doctorate in Psychology, Marriage & Family Counseling.
  • LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • LMFT – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

3. What should happen in counseling? What should be covered in therapy?

  • Communication, both listening and speaking.
  • How to deal with conflict and anger; how to not be overwhelmed; how to stay in control.
  • Reconnecting with your partner – how to develop those warm and positive feelings that make all the difference in a lifetime relationship.

 
It is not only what you bring to the table. Finding the right counselor is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. What the counselor brings to the table, and what they can really help you with, is just as important.

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