Philly Family Life Counseling is proud to staff licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) experienced in working with couples and families and who are clinical members of the American Association of Marriage Therapists (AAMFT). Marriage counseling and couples therapy is one of the most beneficial investments a couple can make. It focuses on both your individual and relational health so that you can build a strong foundation that will weather the ups and downs of life.
Five Fast FAQS from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Q: What are good reasons to see a therapist trained in family systems?
A: Any reason is a good reason. As long as there are ways you wish to grow closer together as a couple there are also ways in which marriage counseling can assist you. Common reasons for entering marriage therapy include: patterns of expectation, realizing the need for additional relationship tools; communication issues, self-image issues or insecurities that undermine your bond, anxieties, depression, keeping the romance alive, etc.
Q: Should I consider premarital counseling?
A: Yes, yes, and yes! Whether your relationship is smooth sailing or whether you are facing obstacles, premarital counseling is always a good idea. The best way to think of premarital counseling is as preventative care. Treat it as an opportunity to get to know your future spouse better and set your married life up for success. In fact, our Dr. Eugene Devers is an ordained minister and former pastor and is a wedding officiant, who offers premarital and newlywed couples sessions along with wedding day services.
Q: What if my partner or spouse doesn’t think we need therapy?
A: This can be a difficult situation. If you believe that therapy could play an integral part in healing your relationship, by all means do not hesitate. There are still many positive benefits to individual relationship counseling.
Q: How should I choose a therapist?
A: Choosing a therapist is a big decision. Start by searching for practices and reading bios—they’ll usually mention the therapist’s specialty. Find someone who is a therapist and who has valuable experience working with couples. Once you’ve found someone you like shoot them an email, or give them a call to set up your initial appointment..
Q: Will my insurance cover couples counseling?
A: This can vary greatly depending on where you will receive counseling. Philly Family Life Counseling is in network with all major insurance providers. If you aren’t sure if you’re covered, give us and your insurance carrier a call.
Discover Marriage Counseling in Northeast Philadelphia
Schedule an appointment with Philly Family Life Counseling and meet with a licensed clinical social worker! You can do this by filling out our online form or by calling (215) 677-3810. If you call between the weekday hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Our PFLC scheduling team members look forward to great and assist you.