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Couples Therapy vs Marriage Counseling: How to find the right therapist for you

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We have curated a selection of exceptionally skilled practitioners to offer couples in crisis a discreet and easily accessible means of seeking assistance from a  Developmental Model practitioner.  Navigating through relationship difficulties can be overwhelming, often making it challenging to access the support that you truly need. At Grow My Relationship, we strive to simplify this process for you. Guidance and assistance from professionally trained practitioners and relationship coaches are merely a single click away.

Our practitioners are trained and experienced professionals. Each practitioner listed in our directory is required to possess specific credentials or training (licenses, educational degrees, training, practice, specific experience working with couples for 3 or more years), adhere to any  Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for their profession, and must undergo comprehensive training and mentoring prior to participating on our platform.

Our mission is centered around delivering the most exceptional marriage counseling, couples therapy, or relationship coaching available today. We are driven by our passion to identify, address, and provide proven solutions for relationship challenges, enabling couples to enhance intimacy and cultivate the loving connection they rightfully deserve.

It’s important to note that seeking help is not limited to conventional couples alone. As long as you’re facing relationship questions or challenges, our practitioners are dedicated to assisting you in your journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Couples therapy aims at someone with trouble in their relationship while everyone else goes to counseling to strengthen the marriage. It provides the necessary coping tools to handle upcoming problems healthily.

When considering marriage counseling, the best type of practitioner varies depending on the preferences, needs, and circumstances of the individual and/or couple. Ultimately, the best practitioner for marriage counseling is someone who aligns with the couple’s goals, values, and communication style, and who possesses the necessary expertise and training to address the specific needs of the couple effectively. It’s important for couples to research and interview potential practitioners to find the right fit for their relationship journey. GrowMyRelationship.com connects you with marriage practitioners who are trained in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and have experience in working with couples.

Whether married couples should see the same therapist is a personal decision that depends on individual circumstances and preferences. Some couples find it beneficial to see the same therapist, as it allows for a comprehensive understanding of the relationship dynamics. It can promote open communication and shared insights. However, other couples may prefer to see separate therapists to ensure individual perspectives are addressed. Ultimately, the choice should be based on the most comfortable and effective for the couple.

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Terms of Service & Use

The inclusion of a practitioner in this directory is not an endorsement by Grow My Relationship, The Couples Institute, or Strategic Marketing LLC.
 
Grow My Relationship only accepts practitioners into the directory who have met the clinical/coaching training prerequisites and have completed the minimum of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy training program.

In order to be listed in the directory, all practitioners listed in the directory pledge to conduct themselves in alignment with the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, pertinent to their professional license or coaching certification and to be an actively licensed mental health professional or a trained coach in the jurisdiction in which they practice.

By using this directory, you agree to hold Grow My Relationship, The Couples Institute, Strategic Marketing LLC, its owners, officers, agents, employees, and affiliates harmless and indemnify them fully in the event of your dissatisfaction with a practitioner found via the directory.

Such dissatisfaction includes dissatisfaction that is known or unknown and predictable or unpredictable. Understand the above “hold harmless” and “indemnification” clause is mutual, between you, Grow My Relationship, The Couples Institute, or Strategic Marketing LLC.

The inclusion of a professional in this directory is not an endorsement.

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Coach

A relationship coach supports couples in learning vital partnership skills and helps you to develop conflict resolution skills, offering tools to achieve a thriving, healthy relationship. Coaches tend to focus on the present and creating an inspired future.

All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve. Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Coaches do not.

Clinical Social Worker
All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

This profession usually requires two years of study after obtaining an undergraduate degree. While specific licensure requirements vary by state, most require clinical social workers to obtain 3,000 hours or 2 years of supervised clinical experience, after obtaining a Masters degree. Social workers can also specialize in diverse fields such as human services management, social welfare analysis, community organizing, social and community development, and social and political research.

As you know, this is not an easy task when you and your partner are struggling to communicate, cooperate, and connect. This is where a highly trained guide is especially valuable.

Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (LMFT)
All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve. 

Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.

Counselors and therapists may make situational determinations about how deep to go into the personal history of each partner. They may seek to help you see where certain unhelpful patterns of behavior originated. 

Clinical Psychologist
All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

After graduating from college, it usually takes about five years of graduate school to get a Ph.D. in Psychology. It then requires an additional two years of supervision and passing a written (and often) an oral exam. There are a few states that allow psychologists to prescribe medications (with additional training) but that is uncommon.

Our professionals can guide you to clarify your individual goals as well as enable you to develop mutually agreed upon and supported relationship goals.

Psychiatrist
All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

After graduation from medical school, there is a generally a 4-year psychiatric residency. After the completion of this training, psychiatrists must pass an exam issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to obtain certification and legally practice in the field. Psychiatrists can prescribe medications.

Our professionals can guide you to clarify your individual goals as well as enable you to develop mutually agreed upon and supported relationship goals.

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