Marriage Counseling Specialist

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counselling located in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, CA and Reno, NV

Every couple faces challenges and conflicts during their life together. When your relationship problems are beyond your coping ability, or they spiral into daily fights, however, it’s time to consider marriage counseling. The licensed therapists at Nugent Family Counseling Center have extensive experience helping couples work through their problems in a safe and supportive environment. If you need help with your marriage, call one of the offices in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, California and Reno, Nevada, or schedule an appointment online today.

Marriage Counseling Q & A

What is marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling is therapy to help partners improve their relationship. Successful marriage counseling depends on the participation of both partners. However, during some sessions, your therapist may talk with one person to explore their personal concerns and gain a better understanding of how to guide both partners together.

During your first appointment, your therapist at Nugent Family Counseling Center learns about your challenges. Then you work together to set goals and develop a treatment plan that will guide your marriage counseling.

When do couples consider marriage counseling?

Some couples don’t seek therapy until their issues have already caused considerable problems in their relationship, and they’re on the verge of separation. Others schedule therapy to tackle their concerns and restore positive communication before their problems escalate and cause significant daily stress.

No matter when they seek counseling, most couples need help resolving problems such as:

  • Difficulty communicating
  • Negative, disrespectful communication
  • Disagreements over money
  • Conflicting parenting styles
  • Sexual dissatisfaction or dysfunction
  • Discovering their partner had an affair
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Problems with anger management
  • Mental or emotional abuse

Some couples, however, don’t need help with one of these common problems. Instead, they seek marriage counseling to help them navigate life challenges such as one partner’s sickness or losing a job.

What type of therapy might I receive during marriage counseling?

The therapists at Nugent Family Counseling Center have years of training and experience in many types of psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral therapies. The kind of counseling you receive depends on your problems and goals. Your provider recommends the kind of therapy that fits your needs.

These are only a few examples of the therapies used during marriage counseling:

  • Relationship therapy
  • Emotionally-focused couples therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Narrative therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Neurofeedback

No matter which type of therapy, or combination of therapies, your therapist recommends, you’ll learn ways to understand your partner and gain new strategies for positive communication. You’ll also gain the skills needed to cope with conflict and learn tools for resolving problems together.

If your relationship is filled with stress, anger, or other problems, call Nugent Family Counseling Center or book an appointment online today.