I am Lawrence Kaufman, Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
I’m proving different services one of them is Couple Therapy in Florida.
In this article I am going to explain in detail about:
- Couple Therapy
- Couple Counseling
- Marriage Counseling
Many mental health professionals (referred to below as either counselors or therapists) do couples counseling and therapy.
Approaches, Technique & Theories
Different therapists/counselors use different approaches, techniques, and theories in their work.
They often prefer to use a particular therapeutic framework for thinking about and conducting their work.
- Solution focused
- Emotionally focused
- Client centered
Counselors sometimes have very different kinds of training and experience for what they do.
|Some therapists/counselors||while others|
|tend to do short-term work||do long-term work|
|Some counselors provide a set number of sessions (e.g., 10) from the beginning||counselors use an open-ended approach.|
|tend to see other members of the family in sessions||tend not to|
|only see both partners together||see their clients both together and individually|
|focus more on the past||focus mostly on the here-and-now|
|give their clients homework assignments between sessions||do not|
|provide a religious or spiritual framework for their work||do not|
|are much more active and directive in sessions||less so|
|focus much more on cognitions (thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions)||focus much more on feelings and emotions, and still others primarily focus on behaviors.|
The bottom line is that therapists/counselors work in many different ways. There really are many different choices and options that you have in selecting a mental health professional to work with.
The more informed you are as to these alternative ways of approaching couples therapy, the more likely it is that you will be able to get your needs and goals met.
However, beyond all the issues presented above, perhaps the most important factor in selecting a counselor/therapist to work with is the personality “fit,” or emotional connection, you feel with him or her.
Trust, safety, and confidence
It is so essential to have feelings of trust, safety, and confidence in the professional you are working with. These are issues that extend way beyond what is on a person’s resume.
Choosing a Therapist
Many clients report that the more experienced the therapist is, the greater is the likelihood that the therapy/counseling will be experienced as helpful, worthwhile, and successful.
Particularly when you are experiencing severe marital or relational distress, selecting the most appropriate therapist with which to work could be one of the most important decisions you could make.
Sadly, some people who have not had success with a particular therapist give up on therapy altogether instead of seeing another therapist, or other therapists, in an attempt to get their needs better met.
So much is at stake when you are in or have been in a close, meaningful, and valued relationship.
Creating and maintaining a special, intimate partnership – whether married or not – requires a great deal of ongoing effort and work.
Perfect relation does not occur naturally, or automatically, as some people seem to think. Achieving a loving, committed, trusting, respectful, and mutually supportive relationship is one of the greatest gifts you can gain in life!
I believe that competent, quality therapy is a great investment in significantly moving towards greater happiness, satisfaction, and joy in life.
Moreover, quality therapy enhances both the couple and each person as an individual – often in many ways that one might not have anticipated or predicted initially.
Couple therapy is a challenging yet exciting journey of psychological and emotional growth and development.
Couple Counseling and Therapy in Florida
If you are looking for marriage/couple counseling in Florida, please contact me using the form below: