Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy can contribute to the strength and endurance of the family unit through difficult times, disagreements, and changes. At Associates in Counseling and Mediation, Gary J. Santucci provides compassionate and effective marriage and family therapy to residents of State of Florida. Contact us today to begin your family’s recovery.

Marriage and Family Therapy FAQs

What issues can marriage and family therapists help resolve?

Marriage and Family therapists can help resolve nearly any issue that threatens or stresses the family unit. These may include:

  • Extramarital affairs
  • Differences in parenting: Parenting a difficult child
  • Problems with intimacy
  • Frequent conflicts
  • Issues with trust
  • Financial problems
  • Serious or chronic illnesses
  • Substance abuse

Marriage and Family therapists are also helpful for couples who aren’t experiencing problems but want to protect and strengthen their marriage. Therapists can help couples communicate openly, hear what each other is saying, and make changes to improve their lives together.

How long does marriage and family therapy take?

The length of therapy depends on the family’s needs and goals and the participation and progress made during each session. Some families choose to participate in therapy indefinitely while others utilize therapy services when they are struggling to agree.

When is it time to seek therapy?

The best time to seek therapy is as early as possible. When families allow tension and resentment to build, it can be more challenging to resolve them. In addition, the longer resentment is present, the more difficult it can be to convince other family members to participate in therapy.

Couples can rely on a therapist to assist them when they know they have significant change in the future or as soon as they experience trauma that may cause undue stress. This can ensure that they are communicating and caring for themselves and their relationships while dealing with the crisis and issues at hand.

What is the goal of marriage and family therapy?

Although each family comes with unique and individual circumstances and stories, the goal is always the same: to strengthen relationships and prevent or lessen discord. The overall goal is improved quality of life for all involved.

Is family and marriage therapy covered by insurance?

In most cases, therapy is covered by insurance. The qualified staff at Associates in Counseling & Mediation can assist in estimating cost and planning for payment in a way that does not create financial burden.