Utilizing marriage counseling or couples therapy for those who are not married is often a lifesaver for couples that are considering a divorce or separation. If there is still love amongst the parties, it is an option seriously worth considering. Love is a precious commodity these days and if it is possible to prevent a divorce from taking place and rekindle a relationship than the time spent with a marriage counselor undoubtedly pays enormous dividends. The advice received can make is no longer necessary to even search for a Virginia divorce lawyer.
Unfortunately, finding an experienced marriage or couples counselor is not as easy it might sound. Locating one that your insurance will also help cover is often an even more difficult task. My suggestion is to utilize your current physician and ask if they know of anyone that is in-network and to whom they referred patients. Another step is to call your insurance company and find a list of providers. A quick web search often is not the most helpful. Although researching the accreditations and background of the individual providing the counseling is definitely worth the time.
Quite a few psychologists claim to also specialize in couple’s therapy. However, does their education support such an assertion? Ideally you are going to want to visit a practitioner with one of two things. A master’s degree in marriage and family counseling or one that does not necessarily has the degree, but possesses a track record of clinical experience in the field. If you can find a counselor with both than that is of course even better. I advocate at least seeing a marriage counselor before jumping right into hiring a Virginia divorce attorney. The time spent may end up saving your marriage.