Rebecca specializes in many couple issues, some of which include:
- Sex Therapy for couples
- Sexual dysfunctions and disorders for men and women
- Sex and pornography addiction
- Couples counseling
She has been learning about how to help her couple clients reach successful outcomes for over 7 years. She gets in touch with some of the deeper concerns couples have and has a successful clinical background in couple-related issues.
What you need to know before you start couples counseling:
You both need to be on board if at all possible
Relationships take work. You both do not have to be 100% for counseling but you both have to be willing to try. Both people need to commit to making the relationship better. This includes being dedicated with your time and the financial commitment. Couples counseling will be the best investment you make in your relationship.
Go to a qualified therapist
Counseling is a time and money commitment. Make sure you see someone who has credentials and experience working with couples. Once you have picked a therapist (or two or three!) make an appointment to meet the therapist, ask questions, ask what modalities they use, their views on relationships, and how they will be helping you. Most importantly, make sure you are both comfortable and feel hopeful.
What if you want counseling but your partner does not
Relationship problems are never one-sided. Just like it takes two to have a great happy marriage, it takes two to have an unhappy marriage. If your partner does not want counseling, that’s okay, start work on yourself by seeing a therapist. A qualified therapist will be able to help you improve yourself and help you work in your marriage. Usually, once your partner sees you growing and changing, they start seeing the benefits of counseling too.