The What, Why and How of Life Coach Marriage Counseling
Marriage Counseling is:
Any intervention in which a third party – Marriage Counselor, Life Coach, Medical professional or clergy – provides types of ‘therapy’ for either a married couple or a partnership who tries to resolve problems in their relationship.
‘Therapy’, in the context of marriage counseling is a systematic and structural process in which the marriage counselor, who must be trained in psychotherapy and family systems, focuses on understanding the clients' symptoms, underlying needs and expectations and the way their interactions contribute to problems in the relationship.
There is a difference between ‘good talk’ with a friend or a family member and the discussions with a professional Marriage Counselor. Marriage counselors are trained in behavioral science models, psychotherapy processes and techniques and anonymity with no bias to one or the other. Most likely the professional also consults with colleagues or other experienced therapists regarding their cases.
My personal data is aligned with continuous academic research results: effective professional marriage counseling does improve the couples’ physical as well as mental health, while improving their satisfaction with the relationship.
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What is Marriage Counseling?
Marriage counseling is usually a short-term therapy that may take only a few sessions (3-12 sessions) to work out problems in the relationship.
How does it work?