Couples Counseling in Mishawaka

Questions About Couples Counseling in Mishawaka You Were too Afraid to Ask

Leo Tolstoy once wrote that every happy family is exactly alike, but each unhappy family had their way of being unhappy.

However, after years of professional experience helping couples in Mishawaka find common ground, heal wounds, and rekindle the romance in struggling relationships, Dr. Erin Leonard, PhD. would say that’s not all that correct.

In fact, many relationships struggle with the same fundamental issues: broken trust, unexpressed feelings, poor boundary-setting, and ineffective communication strategies that compound anger and sadness and build up over time, leading to something that feels exhausting and unsustainable for all parties.

If this sounds familiar, Dr. Erin Leonard, PhD. wants to ask if you’re ready to make a change. It won’t always be easy, but if you and your partner are willing to work together as a couple, then couples’ therapy can help to open a new chapter in your journey together.

Whether you’ve been considering couples’ counseling for a while together, or you just thought of it for the first time right this minute, we’ve prepared this list of questions to help put your mind at ease for the journey ahead.

When Should Couples Seek Counseling?

Every partnership is different. Which means there isn’t a fixed rule as to if and when you should seek counseling for the two of you.

There isn’t an easy rule of thumb to prescribe. Rather, if either of you is at a point where you find the relationship is no longer working for you, but have difficulty expressing it or figuring out next steps, that’s the best time to call in a professional.

Can Unmarried Couples Get Counseling?

Of course! In fact, many of our clients are unmarried couples looking to resolve issues in their relationships before they make that ultimate commitment to one another.

Is Couples’ Counseling Covered by Insurance?

Workplace and private insurance plans usually cover services of a licensed psychotherapist like Dr. Erin Leonard, PhD.. Check with your insurance provider or call our office and see if we’re part of your preferred providers’ network.

Can Couples’ Counseling Save My Marriage?

We want to be able to say that couples’ therapy can fix every relationship, no matter how damaged. However, this just isn’t realistic. In many instances, couples come in for therapy only at the point where the relationship has devolved into contempt. In other cases, after a few sessions, the couple realizes that their issues are ‘deal breakers’ and that they might be better off as friends.

But these are isolated cases. The vast majority of couples who show the strength needed to admit that something isn’t working will benefit from the communication skills developed in couples’ therapy.

Don’t see your question here? Give our office a call, and we’ll be happy to answer. Dr. Erin Leonard is a renowned therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience helping patients reach their goals and overcome obstacles. Her empathetic approach is what sets her apart from other therapists in the Mishawaka area. Call us today to learn more!

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