Sometimes I struggle with what it means to be an experienced marriage counselor or an expreienced relationship counselor. I will go out on the internet and see who is saying what about him or herself. Anyone can say that they are a marriage counselor or a relationship counselor, but that doesn’t mean that they have a license from the state to practice counseling of any kind. Being licensed is a good idea, showing that you have appropriate training and have to act appropriately or you lose that license. And most therapists have had training to deal with relationship issues, but how much?
But I always wonder about the quantity of time therapists or counselors have put into actually doing marital and/or relationship counseling with individuals and couples. And I wonder how much training many of the folks on the internet have in the marital, couples, sex, relationship counseling. And I wonder if they have any sense, if they are insightful, if they are caring.
This is who I am: I have been working with couples and helping couples and individuals with relationships for over forty years, as a psychologist for over thirty years. I have attended numerous workshops, dozens of seminars, was trained with experts on a year long intership that focused on many issues but also focused on marital, relationship, and sex therapy. I have had a great deal of experience because hundreds of couples have come to see me and work with me. I have had days when I have seen eight couples in a row. I have days where I work with couples two or three hours in a row, and sometimes more than once in a day. I know that there are a lot of therapists and counselors out there that can be helpful, and I know that many of them have only seen couples for one or two sessions each week.
Marital, couples, relationship therapy and counseling is my focus, my passion.
My belief is that you want and need a therapist that his highly trained, highly experienced, caring, motivated, insightful. There is a much smaller percent of the couples counselors in the area that meet all those criteria.
I believe I meet all those criteria and that I can help you.