When should you see a Couples Therapist ?
If you are an adult you will already know that many problems in life can be solved on your own with insight and determination. For Couples however, things can get complicated. You may find that you enjoy a high level of cooperation and easy communication in most areas of your life except with the person that you love the most. Not to worry. It's no ones fault, it's just the complex nature of relationships.
Emotional conflicts can be confusing, draining and time consuming. Despite our best efforts certain areas can get stuck. When you run into problems that are beyond your best abilities to resolve it's a good time to seek counsel from a Couples Therapy specialist. When it comes to relationship issues, often times the objectivity of a therapist can be a revelation and a source of great comfort, along with objective advice.
Can a Couples Therapist help individuals?
Yes, it all depends on the situation. Email me with your details.
How long does Couples Therapy last?
The length of therapy is up to you.
What kind of training do you need to become a therapist?
In the state of California you need at least a Master's Dregree or a Doctorate. After you get that you become an intern and see clients in a supervised setting for 3000 hours. When completed you apply for a state licence and sit for a state exam.
Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT
Expert Couples Counseling and Life Coach