Calling a counselor is the hardest phone call most couples ever make.*
"I don't want to be judged or criticized."
"What good is talking to some stranger?"
"My spouse thinks everything's okay, if only I would change."
"I'm afraid my partner won't participate."
"Maybe counseling could make things worse!"
I have worked with couples where a spouse comes in with arms folded, giving me the evil eye, convinced that there is no hope. And that's where we start.
I don't criticize. I don't take sides. I don't judge.
I've studied with Dr. John Gottman who've you've seen on Oprah. I work with research tested methods & a sense of humor. Half of what I know I learned from books, the rest from being married over 30 years & working with couples just like you. I have good strategies for getting the reluctant partner to come in for at least one session.
Whether we meet or not, I still would like to help make your relationship better. On the next page are a couple of tips that you can do yourself or with your partner. They have worked successfully for some couples. I have also recommend some books that you can easily get on Amazon or at your local bookstore. If you are not a reader I suggest a couple of movies that might help and a couple of books on tape.
The average couple waits over 6 years from the time they think there is a problem until they call for help. If it's been that long or longer for you guys, welcome to the club. If you are calling early, good for you.
A good marriage counselor is like a guide. You tell them where you want to go and what you like to do and he presents you with options and shows you where to go.
Brian J. Williams LCSW Couples Counseling Serving Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens 561-502-8278 Call or Text or email* Calls promptly returned BrianWilliamsTherapist@gmail.com