How long should this take?
The purpose of marriage counseling is support in difficult seasons and education on proven tools to improve the relationship. Our goal is to equip you to navigate current and future marital road bumps within the structure of your marriage. For some this make take just a few sessions where with other couples we may recommend extended therapy to address deep seated issues.
What is the session like?
When beginning the therapeutic relationship, we strive to spend individual time with each person to assist in understanding perspectives. Primarily we work with partners together and sometimes recommend extended sessions when feasible to assist with productivity and to expedite improvement.
What is Co-Therapy?
Co-Therapy is an expanded service provided by Dr. Susan Miller, LPCS of Miller Counseling Services and David Wiley, LPC of Rosario Counseling & Associates. Co-Therapy can offer a couple more expedient way to facilitate marriage goals. Although this approach is customized to a couple’s unique needs, a typical approach would be for the two therapists to meet with the couple together one week, then meet individually with the spouses the next week, husband meeting with Mr. Wiley and wife meeting with Dr. Miller. This offers the benefit of individual counseling to work on personal issues, as well as couples counseling to work on relationship goals. This approach can also be beneficial in Family Therapy.
What about secrets?
When in couples counseling, it is important to disclose information that would block intimacy in the relationship. If information is shared in individual sessions that is important to the marriage counseling, counselors will encourage sharing in the marital sessions.