What about online marital counseling?
Online counseling goes by many names. Some call it: e-therapy, internet counseling, e-counseling, tele-medicine, or video counseling – but we think online counseling is the best way to describe it. It’s simply having a counseling session via the internet with a webcam and it’s simple, easy and effective.
I’ve taken this technology and applied it to marriage counseling, allowing two people to come together in a safe place to effectively improve their relationship.
Online marriage counseling meets you and your partner where you are and takes you to the next level of healing, love and intimacy.
Myths About Couples Counseling
There are some myths out there – so let’s clear them up.
Counseling sessions are a hassle. Too inconvenient!
Not this way. By going to counseling via skype, you are able to come to your counseling session with a click of the button. All you need is a free skype account and a webcam. You don’t even have to be in the same room as your spouse! I’ve worked with couples where the wife is in London, the husband is in Sydney and I’m here in New York. Online marriage counseling allows you the convenience of coming to a counseling session from the comfort of your own home or office.
Couples counseling takes forever. I don’t want to be in therapy for years!
Nope! I work my couples for a short period of time to learn new skills and techniques quickly and easily. I push to help you make new choices and approach each other in new more effective ways. Counseling is about getting to the heart of the matter and resolving the pain so that you can begin creating a more healthy and vibrant relationship.
Marriage therapy doesn’t work!
Marriage doesn’t come with an instruction manual – but it should. After working with couples for over 20 years, I’ve seen that counselling does work. Online marriage counseling allows you to heal from past hurts, learn how to communicate more effectively and love more honestly and completely. As someone once said: it works if you work it.
Common Questions / Concerns
I’m a woman, so I’m concerned about your male perspective influencing my husband. Whose side are you on?
I’m on the side of the relationship. I’m not here to take sides. I’m here to teach you how to have a better marriage. I don’t give advice or hand out blame and judgment. I work on issues of forgiveness, communication, connection and understanding.
We have very busy schedules, so it’s hard for us to schedule time to have a session.
That’s the great thing about my approach. I work with couples via Skype – video chat. You can be in the comfort of your own home, or at your office – removing the need for commuting and coordinating schedules.
This sounds good, but I don’t think my husband is going to go for it.
I’m all in, but my wife is against it.
I frequently work with only one member of a couple. There are still some things that we can work on to improve your approach to this situation. Sometimes when the other partner sees positive change – they agree to come too.
How long is this going to take?
Some people think counseling takes years and years. I don’t work that way. I want you making change as quickly as possible so that you can improve rapidly. I typically work with couples for 4 to 6 weeks, but the duration of counseling and frequency of the sessions are up to you.