''At Sandhill Counseling & Consultation, we know the importance of having well-trained and highly skilled marriage therapists’ attend to the needs of struggling couples. All couples deserve the best when it comes to saving or safeguarding their relationship; this includes working with a Licensed professional. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists specialize in the dynamics of relationships and are experts in strategies that are effective at producing long-term, systemic change.
Often the first step in couple’s therapy is to define what the real problem is. You may disagree on simple matters such as your husband folding a towel in the bathroom. In this example, it is not the stubbornness attributed to your husband for the way he continues to fold the bathroom towels after repeatedly being told to do it a different way. For instance, the problem could be that the wife feels unheard, unacknowledged, or unappreciated and the husband feels controlled and that his wife is mothering more than coupling. This is a small example of what we mean when the first step is to discover the real problem.
Couples and Marital Therapy is 100% private pay at Sandhill. Our approach conceptualizes the counseling as being for the relationship and focuses on issues above and beyond those that would be medically necessary. Insurance covers only services that are justifiable from a "medically necessary" for an individual client with a mental health diagnosis.
Sandhill's Couples & Marital Therapists are highly trained either as Licensed Marital & Family Therapists, have received Gottman Method Couples Therapy training, Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) training, or other couples related therapy training.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapists have completed a minimum of a Master's Degree in Marital and Family Therapy and have extensive education, supervision, and clinical experience with couples and families.
TheJohn Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training provides therapists with research-based strategies and tools to help couples successfully manage conflict, gain skills to empower partners to uncover underlying dreams, history, and values. Therapists are also trained to help couples process fights and heal hurts, deepen intimacy and minimize relapse. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy Training provides therapists with the skills to provide short-term therapy with couples that focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. The therapist and clients look at patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction. View a video on Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy below.