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When Should I Seek Marriage Counseling?

June 8, 2020
Posted By: Thrive Counseling Center
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If your marriage feels strained or like it’s struggling, perhaps you should consider marriage counseling.

At Thrive Counseling Center, we recommend seeking marriage counseling in Federal Way as soon as you and your spouse begin to notice potential problems within your marriage. 

How can counseling help my marriage?

Marriage is tricky, and it’s reasonable to experience ups and downs throughout your relationship. When your marriage begins to struggle and suffer on a daily or weekly basis, however, it’s a sign that you likely need to take some time to work through the issues. And that’s where marriage counseling comes in.

You can seek marriage counseling at any time, but your sessions will be most beneficial if you don’t wait until issues are at a boiling point. We encourage couples to contact us when their problems first develop rather than waiting until they’ve spent months having the same fight over and over.

The sooner you begin working with a licensed marriage counselor so you can work through your problems, the sooner you can get back on the path to a healthy marriage. 

What happens at marriage counseling?

During counseling appointments with a licensed therapist, you and your spouse have the chance to address roadblocks or red flags that exist in your relationship. At each session, you’ll work alongside your counselor while you talk about issues such as:

  • Financial concerns
  • Religious differences
  • Opinions on how to raise your children
  • Problems with intimacy or physical connection
  • Work-related stressors 
  • Lackluster communication skills
  • Insecurities in your relationship

Each counseling session will look a little different depending on your current needs and the issues you’re experiencing at that moment. While one therapy visit might focus on sharing household chores and financial responsibilities, your next session could shift entirely, and you could be talking about your children or problems with extended family.

Your counselor will lead some sessions and spend a lot of time talking and asking questions, while other sessions will mainly consist of you and your spouse talking through your feelings in a safe, supervised space.

How can I schedule marriage counseling in Federal Way?

At Thrive Counseling Center, we’re accepting new clients and are happy to work with struggling couples. At this time, we’re hosting all counseling visits via our telehealth video platform to maintain social distancing. Please call us at (206) 567-7267 to schedule your first session!

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To ensure safety for all during this time, we have transitioned all appointments over to our telehealth platform. You can now schedule your appointment to connect with one of our providers from your home, your work, or wherever you feel most comfortable. Please call us at 206-567-7267, text us at 206-659-1153, or email us to set up an appointment. You don't have to go through this time alone.