Others may want more time and assistance in conquering major issues, while others may only require a few sessions to get back on track after a difficult period. The average number of sessions in marriage therapy is around 12. Sessions normally last approximately an hour and a half.
The most successful kinds of couples therapy and marriage counseling, which have been proven to be helpful in studies, often take anywhere from 12 to 24 weekly sessions.
To be explicit and particular, a couple need counseling when the two parties are unable to resolve their own difficulties and wish for a third person to intervene with the only aim of assisting and solving their problems.
Marriage therapy is more than just counseling; it is an acquired skill that necessitates the use of a professional. The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists conducted a study in which they found that families and couples who have participated in family or couples therapy sessions reported high levels of patient satisfaction.
Marriage counseling may result in the dissolution of a marriage. A quarter of couples who undergo marital therapy indicate that their relationship is worse two years after completing therapy, and up to 38 percent of couples who receive marriage counseling report that their relationship is worse within four years after completing therapy, according to some study.
A very effective, short-term type of marital counseling is employed by the marriage counselors at Growing Self. This model is called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and it typically takes 8-16 sessions to complete.