The Top Misconceptions About Family Counseling and Therapy

The Top Misconceptions About Family Counseling and Therapy  

Things You Have Been Wrong About What A Family Counselor Does

Marriage life is not all bliss and laughing in the clouds type of fun. Sometimes, marriages have their down-lows and there will be times you want to give up and regret getting married. Some give up right away and file for divorce but for some, they remember all the good times and decide to sit down and talk about it. If you are the latter, such choice equates to engaging the services of a family counselor to help you iron out the mess between you and your spouse.

However, there are a lot of misconceptions swirling around family counseling to the point that a lot of couples get afraid of availing counseling services. Here are a few of them:

It’s All Your Fault! You Are Weak And Crazy!

A lot of couples think availing family counseling services means admitting they are weak individuals incapable of handling and solving problems with a spouse or simply be labeled as “crazy”. Reality is that availing services from a family counselor mean you are strong and mature enough to admit that you need guidance and you are willing to do what is necessary to take care not only of yourself but also the relationship not only with your spouse but also with your children.

Family Therapy Sessions Are Endless

A lot of people think going into family counseling sessions means going into an endless loop of sessions of therapy and would, therefore, mean spending thousands of dollars. Contrary to such thoughts, many people don’t stay long in therapies. A number of sessions will depend on how much work needs to be done.

The Therapist Will Berate And Shame You

Different kinds of techniques and approaches can be resorted to by a family counselor, therefore, we can never determine how it goes for every counselor. However, most counselors teach compassion to the individual and help them process emotions to release all the constraints and burdens they have for so long. Therapies with a counselor never include blaming, shaming, or condescension.

If one or all of these misconceptions are stopping you from availing help from a family counselor, it’s time to break such misconceptions and seek help from one such as Sally Leboy Individual and Couple's Counselor. If you are in the San Diego, CA area, make sure to call me at (619) 345-3797 right away to avail my counseling and therapy sessions!