Frequently Asked Questions

1.  When do I know it’s time to seek help with my marriage?

When you feel miserable in your marriage, unable to make things better on your own, then it’s time to seek help from a trained marriage counselor.  When either one of you sees no relief, no hope for the pain, it is time to get help from a neutral third person.  If you are reading this page, chances are you probably are considering marriage counseling.

2.  How long can I expect to be in therapy?

The length of therapy is determined by the specific problems you are struggling with and on how hard you and your partner are willing to work.  Most couples start counseling once per week or once every other week. In cases of infidelity, couples stay in counseling usually a minimum of several months.

3.  What if my partner does not want to come to counseling?

Even if only one partner in a relationship comes to counseling, frequently the relationship grows and changes for the better. If we throw a stone into a pond, there is a ripple effect, the water around the stone moves and there is a change in the pond. The same is true in relationships.

4.  Do you see any other types of clients?

Yes, I do. I treat individuals in individual counseling to help relieve depression or anxiety. I also treat people who are having trouble with alcohol usage. As a certified mediator, I also help troubled teens and parents who are trying to navigate the teenage years. I treat children with child play therapy or with behavior management techniques. I look forward to helping and diagnosing those with AD/HD.

5. How do you protect my confidentiality?

Your identity and everything you discuss in counseling is completely confidential and will never be shared with anyone else unless you explicitly request it, as in cases of wanting your counselor to speak to another one of your health care professionals.