|Specializing in Marriage, Relationship, Individual
and Family Counseling in Scottsdale, AZ
couples counseling, before things become worse and it is two late.
To learn more about how I can be of service to you
or e mail
I have locations in Scottsdale and Litchfield Park
The main problems for most couples are a lack of skills that work,
most often these areas are communication, anger management,
commitment, conflict resolution and/or intimacy skills.
Our society apperas to ignore teaching people how to be successful in the two most important parts of our lives.
Relationships and raising children. Therefore you may lack the skills to successfully resolve ongoing
hurts/resentments; betrayal of trust; affairs; cheating or other infidelity-related issues;
verbal abuse; anger; and/or distance/lack of closeness in your relationship.
The good news is, these skills can be taught to motivated couples.
In the 16 + years I have been providing counseling services, I have helped hundreds of couples to
increase the love and happiness in their relationships.
I have been providing counseling services to couples, families and individuals since 1995. During
this time research has shown the most effective types of counseling is to focus on the solutions, not
in the past.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding Couples' Therapy:
Choosing a Couples' counselor: It is unfortunate that many perform Couples' counseling who have not been
trained to do so. I have found through experience and research the most effective couples' counseling combines
skill-building with feedback and insight on communication patterns, along with regular homework assignments.
Couples counseling where the counselor merely referee arguments or does not participate other than just listening,
tends to not produce any long-lasting changes in relationships. So when you're choosing a couple's counselor,ask
them how active they are in their session, then enquire as to how many couples' or marriage counseling sessions
they do every week. If it's less than 5-10, they are doing couples counseling as a minor sideline, which means they
do not specializing in couples counseling and may not have the needed experience to help you.
Length of counseling: at Safe Journey Counseling specific goals are set at the beginning of counseling, and
couples are expected to take home homework and complete it, so they may establish healthy relationship patterns
and practices in their daily lives. This type of counseling is usually time-limited and ends when your relationship
goals have been met. Of course there can be more complex situations which require a series of goals and
resolutions that take place sequentially over time. All of this can be discussed and clarified during the initial
evaluation session with myself. Because I have been specializing in relationship issues for over sixteen years, I
have probably worked with any relationship or couples' issues you may have.
Insurance: I take several different insurances. To see if your insurance will cover my services,
please call me at (480) 250-1857 during the hours of 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
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