Specializing in Marriage, Relationship and Family
Counseling in Scottsdale, AZ
There has been research conducted for the past 40 years by several of the worlds most
prominent psychologists in the world. Several of these are Dr. John Gottman, Dr Sue
Johnson, Dr. H. Markman and Dr. S Stanley. These psychologist lead the field in
understanding what makes marriages work and what makes married people happy, in there
relationships over the years.
Unfortunately the leaders of the world do not appear to take the two most serious parts of a
persons life, marriage and raising Children as a purpose our society needs to invest in. So
the divorce rate remains between 51% to 68% depending on what part of the world You may
What You will learn at Safe Journey Counseling are effective methods of communication,
which will teach You how to enhance pleasure and intimacy, how to turn conflicts into
solutions, how to argue or have difference of opinion without hurting one another and how to
set appropriate boundaries.
Choosing a Couples' Therapist: The unfortunate fact is that many counselors perform
Couples' therapy who have not been trained to do so. I have found through years of
experience and research that the most effective couples' counseling combines skill-building
with feedback and insight on communication patterns and processes, along with regular
Couples sessions where the counselor merely referees arguments, or spends a great deal
of time talking about your childhood, tends to not produce any long-lasting changes in
relationship patterns. So when you're choosing a couples' counselor, be sure to ask them how
active and directive they are in their sessions. You should also ask your therapist how many
couples' or marriage counseling sessions they do every week. If it's less than 5-10, they are
doing couples' therapy as a minor interest, not as a main thrust of their practice and they may
not be as experienced in working with this type of counseling.
You are the most important person in your life. You deserve to be happy.
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You have nothing to loose but your unhappiness.
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