Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the parties of a relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. With my help we can find the root causes of the distress and properly treat those in the relationship. The relationship involved may be between members of a family or employers in a workplace, or between a professional and a client. Who ever the relationship is with I believe with my help we can find a way to make the relationship better.
Couples and or Marriage counseling is a related and different process. It may differ from relationship counseling in duration. I will spend more time understanding all aspects of the relationship so I can properly help those in need. An exception is brief or solution focused couples therapy. In addition, counseling tends to be more ‘here and now’ and new coping strategies the outcome. Couples therapy is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change.