Marriage Counseling FAQs
I know I’m biased (since I’m in the business), but if you’re considering marriage counseling, you should probably go ahead and sign up. It’s better to do it when you “don’t need it” instead of not doing it and wishing you did after things progressively worsen.
Most of the highly conflicted couples my team and I see for counseling waited too long to come in. Counseling is much more difficult when there is a significant accumulation of unresolved hurts and deep destructive behavior patterns to untangle.
So if you’re thinking about coming in, sign up now. Marriage counseling is most effective when it’s proactive as opposed to reactive.
Still not sure if you need marriage counseling? Check out this blog post for ten things to consider to help you make a wise decision.
The short answer is yes!
Studies by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) note that more than 98% of couples who try marriage counseling report that sessions are either “excellent” or “good,”. And of couples who try marriage counseling, 90% say emotional health has improved. And finally, two-thirds say they’ve seen improvements in their physical health after seeking counseling. The research overwhelmingly shows that investing in marriage counseling is worth it!
Marriage Counseling definitely works, but some counseling relationships are better than others. Check out this blog post to understand how to make the most out of marriage counseling.
Your first session will be a time for you to get to know your counselor and for your counselor to get to know you. We can only help you as well as we know you. So we spend a good amount of time asking questions about you, your situation, and your history so we can be in the best possible position to give you wise counsel.
We know coming to marriage counseling can be intimidating, so one of our primary goals is to help you feel comfortable and start to trust your counselor. Research has shown that the most significant predictor of success in marriage counseling is the quality of the relationship between the couple and the counselor. We strive to build a strong, trusting relationship with you. The first session is a big step in that process.
After the 1st session, your counselor will recommend how often you and your spouse come in and answer any questions you have about the process.
Your following sessions will be customized to your specific situation. They will be a combination of continuing to get to know and understand you, discovering solutions to your problems, and helping you apply what you learn in the counseling office.
Typically, counseling visits are offered in 50-60 minute sessions. Sometimes counselors will suggest longer sessions or a marriage intensive if they feel it will help expedite progress.
Your counselor will work with you to determine the number of sessions recommended based on your specific situation, although your total investment is often not known at the onset of counseling. Typically we will recommend an initial investment of every week or every other week for a period of 2 months and then re-evaluate.
Yes! Research has proven that online marriage counseling is often as effective as in-person sessions. And oftentimes, it is a more convenient, cost-effective, and comfortable option to get help for your marriage. All of our counselors offer online sessions to residents of the state of Texas.
Our process is most effective when a husband and wife start and attend all counseling sessions together. However, there are some cases where we might request to meet with one spouse alone for a portion of a session or for an entire session to address more sensitive issues.
If you are currently separated or if your spouse is unwilling to come to counseling, please reach out to us and we will work with you to determine the best next steps. Also, be sure to read our post, “What to do when your spouse wants out.”
Our fees vary based on the experience and professional level of each counselor and are typically set between $125 and $150 an hour.
However, Marriage Revolution is a donor supported non-profit ministry that strives to never let money stand in the way of a couple getting the help they need. Your first session fee is fixed, but if your financial situation requires assistance for future sessions please discuss this with your counselor in your first session.
Marriage Revolution is a donor supported non-profit ministry that strives to never let money stand in the way of a couple getting the help they need. Although we don’t accept insurance, our donors give to this ministry so that we can offer scholarships to couples in need. Your first session fee is fixed, but if your financial situation requires assistance for future sessions please discuss this with your counselor in your first session.