Marriage/Family Therapy

In any relationship there can be and most likely will be frictions. Two coworkers who seem to get along at work can have disagreements. When shopping for a car we can have a problem in our relationship with the car salesperson.

Marriage or Cohabitation of any form is not immune from this problem. We are all different and no matter how much we love each other we can still have a difference of opinion. Unfortunately for some, due to the lack of experience, support, or knowledge, these differences can become arguments and then mountains that stand between a couple.

Marriage counseling can help resolve these problems and bring the couple and the family back together. I help give my clients a solid ground to stand on and make new efforts with new commitments. I help them re-establish and grow together with new understandings.

Pre-Marital Counseling

My mother always told me prevention is better than cure. So true and that’s why I still have all my own teeth and proud of them.

The same belief goes for marriages. We all know we put on our best face when we’re dating, when we’re trying to impress the other person. But, when do we get to become more of what we really  before we take that final step and make our relationship permanent!

Pre-marital counseling is the best way to get to know, understand and accept the other party’s less desirable behaviors and thoughts.

In 4 to 6 sessions we get to see what the marriage would be like. If we discover there could be problems we will discuss those problems and resolve them. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to say don’t get married, you’re not right for each other, it means we will tackle anything that could become a potential problem before it happens. President Bush called it a Pre-Emptive strike, I call it PREPARATION.

Family Therapy & Teens:  

It is a fact that teenagers can, and most will experience problems going through adolescence. We’ve all experienced it. Adolescence is a time of making distinctions, lifelong decisions, the building of character, understanding sexuality, and all of this when there are so many temptations, opposing guidance, and flow of hormones that can send a person crazy.

All of the above can change the healthy balance of a household. New demands and new problems are presented to the parents who are so busy paying the bills they forget they too used to be teenagers. They simply blame the teen for making “bad decisions,”

Divorce/Separation Counseling

Despite all efforts by the counselors and the couple, sometimes divorce or separation becomes inevitable. Getting professional counseling specific to divorce can help reduce stress-related to this stage of life. Many couples going through a divorce end up having disagreements regarding so many different parts of their lives. These include the children, the custody, finances, housing, support and more. A professional counselor can help alleviate and reduce some of this stress. At SCV Counseling, we specialize in the art of communications and negotiations between couples. At times during these delicate moments of negotiations, the couple end up understanding each other like never before. These couples sometimes decide not to proceed with the divorce and restart their relationship on a better understanding.

We strongly recommend counseling if you are going through divorce or separation. Please call 661-212-2893 to make an appointment as soon as possible before your stress levels reach the point of no return.