Find Relationship and Marriage Counselors in Dallas, TX

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Marriage counseling - also commonly called relationship counseling or couples counseling - can be an excellent resource for couples who may be experiencing relationship issues or who wish to strengthen their relationship. A trained marriage and family therapist (MFT) is able to provide couples therapy that is specific and solution focused. According to a study highlighted by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, nearly 90% of individuals who received couples counseling reported better emotional health, while up to 66% of participants reported improved physical health.
Couples therapy may effectively address a number of maladaptive behaviors and situations experienced within a marriage. Marriage counseling may help with issues such as:

At present, the United States is home to more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists. In Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, and other major U.S. cities, MFTs help individuals, couples, and families identify and resolve relationship challenges they may be facing on a day-to-day basis.

In the state of Texas, more than 76,000 marriages ended in divorce in 2009. In an attempt to break this trend, couples who prefer to stay together are advised to find a marriage and relationship therapist with whom they can build a good therapeutic relationship. In Dallas, marriage therapists introduce intimate partners to activities and couples therapy exercises which address underlying relationship concerns. These activities help modify maladaptive behaviors, thinking patterns, and sharpen communication skills, which may improve the couple's view of the relationship.

References:

  1. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (n.d.). About marriage and family therapists. Retrieved from http://www.aamft.org/imis15/AAMFT/Content/About_AAMFT/Qualifications.aspx
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Marriage and divorce. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/marriage-divorce.htm
    Mayo Clinic. (2014). Marriage counseling. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/marriage-counseling/basics/definition/prc-20012741
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Births, marriages, divorces, and deaths: Provisional data for 2009. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_25.htm