Relationship Counseling in Jackson, MS
Relationship counseling can be a bit daunting to couples who’ve yet to experience this kind of therapy. None-the-less, our goal is to make you feel comfortable, and one method to alleviate some of the pressure is to explain the process so that you know what to expect!
Every relationship is different and requires a different approach in marriage counseling. Much like the fact that each relationship contains unique complexities, so too should the approach be complex and adaptable. The most effective counseling methods require valid research and possess components that have been proven to be effective. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is recognized as one of the leaders in the field of marriage and couples counseling.
One crucial component is an effective assessment process. During your first session with the Shepherds Staff Counselors, we will explore the specific events or problems that have led you to seek help. We’ll also discuss your relationship, your communication patterns, and what you wish to accomplish with marriage counseling. The most important goal will be to learn how to effectively communicate with each other in a way that promotes empathetic understanding of the others’ perspective. This will equip you with the ability to work on problems in a manner that encourages cooperation as opposed to defensiveness and stonewalling.