Marriage Counseling

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Couples counseling can make a difference.  You are in a marriage or a relationship and though you are having problems, you want it to work. Maybe you want to explore how you communicate with each other and the other issues that are making the relationship difficult.  You are concerned.  Perhaps frustrated.  You have tried to make it work on your own and you recognize that you need some help to resolve the issues that you face as a couple.  Whether you are newly married or married for 25  years, you could be having relationship problems….these problems could have been precipitated by an event or they could just be the same issues over and over that don’t seem to get resolved.  Based on guidance, strategies, and support you receive in counseling sessions, you can make changes that can result in an improved more fulfilling relationship.

Marriage Coaching in Boca Ration, Florida

My Boca Raton, Florida marriage counseling practice is for individuals and couples who seek support and guidance to strengthen their relationship and gain a better understanding of each other; for couples who have communication problems, financial issues, lifestyle issues or those at the point where they are actually considering separation / divorce.

Many times couples need help getting back on track in their relationship. Sometimes, they have gotten into patterns of talking, arguing or behavior that just doesn’t work. Sometimes they feel they are no longer getting their needs met.

Most couples face issues where couples counseling can really make a difference.

  • Do you fight too much and issues just never seem to never really get resolved?
  • Are you frustrated by what seems like behaviors that are not loving or too demanding?
  • Do you feel like you are drifting apart and just not connecting?
  • Do you feel misunderstood, not heard or do you wonder if he or she is really listening?
  • Do you feel that he or she doesn’t really love you?
  • Do you need to talk with someone to get an unbiased opinion?
  • Has it been too long since you were intimate?
  • You think your partner is cheating–or you know for sure…now what?
  • Are you fighting over the children and parenting issues?
  • Are you just plain wondering if your relationship or marriage is working?

Whatever the issues, in a safe and objective environment, couples can come to better understand each other, learn new strategies for communicating and even arguing, and allow themselves to be honest with each other. Couples can get back in touch with what is important to them and their partner and learn how to have a fulfilling relationship.

Please call or contact me to make an appointment.

Therapist in Boca Raton serving Broward and Palm Beach counties including Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Parenting

Parenting can be challenging during many stages of a child’s development. You could find yourself having difficulties with parenting when you have an infant and you, as a couple, may need to work through how you will handle responsibilities or getting the child to sleep through the night. You could have issues relating to how to get your child to study or do chores around the house. You and your spouse may disagree over discipline or one may be strict and the other lenient. The teenage years can be trying and you may want to speak to a professional or even have a family counseling session if things feel out of control. You could be a separated or divorced couple and you are just not on the same page regarding crucial issues relating to raising your child or children. Perhaps you are a single parent and you need some help making important choices that could impact your child.

Relationship Issues

Relationship issues can take many forms. Perhaps you are having problems meeting and developing relationships. You just don’t seem to be able to meet anyone with whom to have a relationship and you feel lonely or frustrated or sad. Or, you are in a relationship that just isn’t working. Perhaps you have been in several relationships that didn’t work out and you want to find out why and make some changes. It is possible to explore the themes, communication patterns and behavior that make having a relationship difficult. Or, to explore the patterns and choices so that you can make better choices in the future.

Intimacy Issues

Many couples experience issues having to do with their sexual relationship. Perhaps you haven’t made love in a long time. Perhaps the desire or attraction doesn’t seem to be there anymore. Perhaps there are physical or emotional issues in the way of having an intimate relationship. A healthy relationship includes intimate or sensual contact with each other. So, if that level of contact has stopped it is important to explore why and what you can do to get back in “touch” with your partner.

Infidelity

Most marriages do not end because one partner has been unfaithful. Surprising as that might seem, studies show that other factors end relationships much more often than infidelity. Infidelity can be extremely painful to go through as a couple. The individual who feels hurt and wounded by their partner must deal with difficult feelings and it is hard to forgive and trust again. The individual who has cheated but really does want to stay in the marriage must deal with feelings of guilt and lack of self worth. Sometimes it just looks like anger, blame and hurt. However, couples can and do recover from infidelity! It take commitment and work, and can be a long process but it is possible. It is helpful during this period not to make immediate decisions to end the marriage. It is helpful to work with a professional to sort it all out so each individual and you, as a couple, can make the most insightful choices and decisions based on what you really want.

Infertility and Adoption

Having personally experienced these issues, I understand the impact that having problems conceiving or carrying a baby to term can have on you and on your relationship. When you have the desire to start a family and there are barriers to having a child that goal of having a child can take over your life and your relationship. There are many choices to be made and it can be a difficult journey emotionally. First there is assessing and determining the cause of the problem. Then there is figuring out and deciding whether you will take further medical actions necessary if you want to proceed and how aggressive medically you want to be. Then there are the financial implications. And, the impact on the relationship.

You may need individual counseling or couples counseling during this process. I put infertility and adoption together because sometimes a couple is considering IVF or adoption. I have successfully done both in my life and have coached and counseled couples during both processes.

Please call or contact me to make an appointment.

My specialties include:

Relationship Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Conflict Resolution,Communications, Marital and Relationship Counseling, Pre-During-Post Divorce Counseling, Career Counseling, Life Transitions, Individual Counseling, Social Skills, Social Anxiety, Executive Coaching, Professional Resume Development, Job Search/Interviewing Strategies

Therapist in Boca Raton serving Broward and Palm Beach counties including Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.