Finding the Right Couple’s Therapist

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you have decided to seek couple’s therapy, whether or not you will be filing for divorce in Virginia, you may be wondering how to begin the process. The best way to prepare is to do your homework and find a couple’s therapist that is best suited to your needs.

Trust is critical, as a good therapist could be the difference between the success and failure of your therapy sessions and ultimately, the overall health of your marriage. You may choose to seek recommendations from family, friends, clergy, and state or local agencies.

Finding the Right Couple’s Therapist

Before deciding on a therapist, you will want to ask some basic questions to determine if this is someone with whom you feel comfortable. Having a level of comfort with your therapist will help you to be more open in talking about personal issues that could heavily impact the outcome of your counseling sessions.

The questions you should ask a prospective couple’s therapist include:

  • What is your educational and training background?
  • Are you licensed by the state of Virginia?
  • Are you experienced in counseling couples (with your specific marital issues)?
  • What are your office hours?
  • Where is your office?
  • When are you available?
  • What does your treatment plan entail?
  • What are the details of your fees and insurance plan?

Learn more about couple’s therapy by visiting our article library.

If after couple’s therapy, you find that you still wish to file for a divorce in Virginia, you should choose an experienced Virginia divorce attorney who has experience helping women only.

At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, our Virginia divorce attorneys care about your rights, the welfare and happiness of your children, and your financial security. Let us use our unique experience and legal expertise to help you focus on your goals for your future and your family. Contact us today at (757) 425-5200 for more information about our monthly seminars, or to schedule a one-hour legal consultation with one of our Virginia women’s divorce attorneys.