How Can I Find Marriage Counseling?

K. K. Lowen

There are many different ways to find marriage counseling. You may want to consider a range of factors to help in the location process. There are many types of marriage counseling, and it may be helpful to do some research on different kinds of marriage counseling to get an idea of what might best suit your needs. You also may want to think about whether or not you want to spend money on marriage counseling.

An individual who is emotionally detached from his or her spouse may choose to seek marriage counseling.
An individual who is emotionally detached from his or her spouse may choose to seek marriage counseling.

Marriage counseling often involves a marriage counselor. To find marriage counseling of this type, it is often best to try to find a counselor in your area. You may find it helpful to use the Internet to search for legitimate counseling professionals working in the area where you live or by utilizing other listings or directories available in your community.

Those seeking marriage counseling may find help at their church or through a religious group.
Those seeking marriage counseling may find help at their church or through a religious group.

Another way many people find marriage counseling is through a church or other religious organization. If you are already affiliated with a religious group, you may want to check first with a religious leader or counselor. Other people may wish to find marriage counseling at a church or other faith-based institute to which they currently do not belong. Gathering information via phone calls, personal visits, or online can help you find out if a particular religious organization offers the type of services you require.

Many marriage counselors are willing to see either spouse on a one-to-one basis.
Many marriage counselors are willing to see either spouse on a one-to-one basis.

Some people find marriage counseling through the recommendation of family, friends, co-workers, or acquaintances. If you are unsure of where to begin your search for counseling, asking someone you know can be helpful. People you know also may be able to provide useful information and opinions on types of marriage counseling and programs or counselors in your area.

If you have the time and the money, you may consider the option of seeking marriage counseling that is not close to the area in which you live. Seeking help outside your community can be an especially helpful course of action if you want to pursue a type of marriage counseling that is not available in your area. Some people like to use specific kinds of marriage therapy or non-traditional forms of counseling, and they may not always be available nearby.

Consider the cost of marriage counseling and decide how much you have to spend before you begin your search. Free marriage counseling is very common, but if it is not available in your area or will not meet your requirements, paying for therapy may be preferable. Before you pay, it is a good idea to verify the credentials of the person or persons offering marriage counseling.

Using a marriage counselor in another city can ease some pressure, particularly in small communities.
Using a marriage counselor in another city can ease some pressure, particularly in small communities.

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