Marriage and Couples Counseling in
Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, Adairsville, and Cartersville Georgia.

Are you looking for Marriage Counseling or Couples Counseling online or in Woodstock and surrounding areas?

Covid and quarantine can take its toll on the best of marriages If you and your spouse were already
experiencing difficulty, the added pressures can feel like too much on the relationship. We know from
reports coming out of China as well as emerging data in the US that many marriages are buckling under the strain. But yours doesn’t have to. There is help.

Everyone at FRC is specifically trained in marriage therapy. And during the current crises, we are able to
come to you through online therapy. Don’t’ struggle alone. Call 678.631.7639. We’re in this together.

Are You Worried About Your Relationship And Don’t Know Where To Turn?

  • Are you feeling alone or misunderstood, especially in your own marriage?
  • Has one of you had an affair and you desire recovery?
  • Does losing your marriage or relationship keep you awake at night?
  • Has love given way to arguing, loneliness, or resentment?
  • Have time and the stresses of life pulled you apart?
  • Are you looking to rebuild trust and to grow your love again?

These issues can be overwhelming, so rather than facing them alone, you may be considering couples counseling or marriage counseling.

Relationships Are Never Easy

All couples go through rocky periods. Some periods are longer than others, some more intense. What begins as an unresolved spat can lead to years of pain and isolation. Partners who were once close may grow to feel unheard or unloved. As conflict continues, it may take on a life of its own, seeming overwhelming at times. One partner may seek answers desperately while the other becomes more withdrawn, shutting themselves down.

The lack of emotional intimacy may lead to difficulties in physical intimacy, leaving married partners feeling more like roommates. Couples sometimes wonder if counseling will help, or worse, they fear it may be too late. Statistics show that the average time couples wait to receive counseling is 6-7 years after the first sign of trouble. But that gap is no indication that the marriage is irreparable. With help, you can have a loving, satisfying relationship.

When looking for a marriage therapist or couples’ therapist, it is important to find someone who has experience and a proven track record. This can be overwhelming in an area the size of metro Atlanta. However, help may be in your own backyard.

All couples go through rocky periods. Some periods are longer than others, some more intense. What begins as an unresolved spat can lead to years of pain and isolation. Partners who were once close may grow to feel unheard or unloved. As conflict continues, it may take on a life of its own, seeming overwhelming at times. One partner may seek answers desperately while the other becomes more withdrawn, shutting themselves down.

The lack of emotional intimacy may lead to difficulties in physical intimacy, leaving married partners feeling more like roommates. Couples sometimes wonder if counseling will help, or worse, they fear it may be too late. Statistics show that the average time couples wait to receive counseling is 6-7 years after the first sign of trouble. But that gap is no indication that the marriage is irreparable. With help, you can have a loving, satisfying relationship.

When looking for a marriage therapist or couples’ therapist, it is important to find someone who has experience and a proven track record. This can be overwhelming in an area the size of metro Atlanta. However, help may be in your own backyard.

Marriages Can And Do Get Better With Therapy

At Family Renewal Counseling, all of our therapists are specifically trained in marriage and family therapy. We aren’t just therapists who sometimes work with relationships; we specialize in relationships. All of our therapists have training in relational therapies such as Gottman Method or Emotionally Focused Therapy. We believe that couples don’t have 15,000 arguments, but 1 argument 15,000 times. And our clients usually agree. It is our goal to not only stop you from arguing but to help you develop an intimacy you may have never known before. We will help you see how each conflict follows a predictable cycle that takes you further and further into marital despair.

Once you are able to understand what is happening, you can begin to make changes in your relationship. We will help you talk about things that have been pent up for so long in ways that are manageable and not overwhelming. Afraid if you begin talking it will be “too much”? We will help you. Terrified to open up because it is too overwhelming? We will guide you. Worried your spouse won’t hear or won’t understand. . . again? We will help with that, too. We understand that marriage was created for couples to have a closeness not known in any other relationship. We make it our goal for you to experience that closeness.

As You Consider Couples Counseling, You May Be Wondering:

What if one of us seems more invested than the other?

Ideally, both people are on the same page about their commitment to marriage therapy. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes feelings of fear, anger, or hopelessness interfere, may cause one of you to seem more hesitant. But as long as both of you express a desire for the marriage to continue, there is hope.

What if one of us has had an affair?

Infidelity of any kind—whether it be emotional, physical, or an addiction to pornography—can strain a marriage to near breaking point. It may be difficult to fathom trusting again. Reconciliation may seem like only a dream. But if you are willing to go through the process of therapy you may not only recover,  you may create an even stronger relationship than you had pre-infidelity.

Will insurance cover marriage or couples therapy?

Some insurance companies do offer the option of marriage therapy when one member of the couple has a diagnosed mental illness and the focus of therapy is treatment of the illness. However, because insurance is designed to treat medical issues, marriage therapy is usually not covered when the focus is to decrease conflict or to address relationship issues. This can be confusing, especially when the company states it covers marital therapy. But even if your insurance company does not cover relationship therapy, that does not mean you cannot receive counseling. Even if you must pay out of pocket, marriage counseling may be the difference between health and happiness as opposed to separation and division. Prioritizing your marriage may bring you the fulfillment you’ve longed for–and maybe prayed for–for a long time.

What if couples counseling makes things worse?

Couples counseling will likely open some painful wounds. That is inevitable. Dealing with emotional or relationship pain is often like a splinter. The splinter itself hurts, but unless we touch the tender points, we can’t get to the root of the problem. The goal is to remove the splinter, root and all, to find complete healing. The result is less yelling, more connecting.

You Can Renew Your Relationship

Isn’t it time to make a healthy, loving marriage a priority again? If you would like to make an appointment for marriage therapy, or discuss any questions you may have, we are available at 678-631-7639. If we are with clients and unable to answer, we will call you back as soon as possible, usually within 24–48 hours during the week.

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