Studies show that couples therapy is effective at restoring a relationship 75 percent of the time. Going into your first session of couples counseling can feel intimidating at first. Heres what to expect in couples therapy and how it actually works.
How effective is relationship counseling?
How effective is couples therapy? The good news is that couples counseling as it is currently practiced—using Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)—is now roughly 75 percent effective, according to the American Psychological Association.
How long does relationship therapy last?
The length of a session can vary, but 75 to 90-minute sessions are pretty standard for performing couples therapy or marriage counseling on a weekly basis. 50 to 60 minute sessions are generally for individuals and can be too short for couples.
How long should you stay with the same therapist?
The number of recommended sessions varies by condition and treatment type, however, the majority of psychotherapy clients report feeling better after 3 months; those with depression and anxiety experience significant improvement after short and longer time frames, 1-2 months & 3-4.