People come in for "talk" therapy for many different reasons: To learn how to cope with stress or depression. To improve work/life balance. To overcome fears and anxiety. To process grief. To build anger management skills. And, to address issues related to self esteem, relationships, career, and personal growth.
Choosing to marry means making a choice to give up all other choices. In other words, the commitment to spend the rest of your life with one person should not be taken lightly. Premarital counseling covers topics such as effectively communicating needs and listening to each other's needs, making decisions about lifestyle (finances, children, etc), conflict resolution, and building relationships between two families.
Couples know the importance of a solid foundation for the vitality of their relationship. When that foundation feels shaky, couples choose to work through their differences with the assistance of an impartial person, the therapist. Improved communication, reduced conflict, and building a more intimate relationship are just some of the rewards of couples counseling.
Families come in all sizes and designs today. Family therapy unites family members and gives them the opportunity to find new ways to improve their communication and closeness.