Relationship Counseling Genetics
You can’t put a time limit on recovery. Whether you’re recovering from a traumatic event, an instance of abuse, long-term addiction or a bad marriage, it takes as long as it takes. You may be in counseling for a few months or a few years, depending on your specific situation. Many types of therapy take place once per week for about 16 weeks, but it really depends on what you’re going through, how willing you and your partner are and what the desired outcome is. The same is true if you and your partner are going to relationship counseling for genetics.
What About the Actual Session?
Your actual weekly relationship genetic counseling session will vary by situation and therapist, but most are somewhere around one hour. Therapists need a moment in between sessions to regroup and get focused on the next client, so sessions might be 45-50 minutes for that to happen.
If your sessions require a longer amount of time, your therapist might schedule you for 95-100 minutes. Near the end of your time in relationship genetic counseling, if both you and your partner feel things are off to a great start, you may shorten your sessions to 30 minutes. Sessions are really based on need and effectiveness, so once you and your partner get going, you can discuss with the therapist what will be best for your situation.
How Can You Prepare?
For your first relationship genetic counseling session, you may not know what to expect, so the only thing you can do to prepare is to make time in your schedule and be there. If you and your partner are separated, it might be a good idea to contact him or her to ensure both of you are planning to still be there. If your partner doesn’t show, it’s still a good idea for you to go meet with the counselor and possibly work through some of your feelings on your own.
After you have attended your first session, your counselor may send you home with an assignment. The best way to prepare for your next session is to complete the assignment you are given. If both you and your partner are completely committed and make the decision to do the work, your desired outcome could be more easily achieved.
Getting Started Today
Couples counseling genetics is a great tool for couples who are both on the same page about fixing their relationship. Whether you’ve been struggling for a long time or just need help working through a small issue before it gets bigger, contact a relationship counseling for genetics counselor from Lindsey Hoskins & Associates today to get your appointment scheduled right away.