Are you looking to achieve real and lasting change in your personal life?
Would you like to get the most out of your relationships - even save
your marriage? As a trained Marriage & Family Therapist, it's my goal to
help clients improve their emotional wellbeing, enhance their intimate
relationships and inspire a sense of hope when all else seems hopeless.
Q: How many counseling sessions will it take to repair our marriage or relationship?
A: Because every marriage is different, and the degree of distress varies by couple, there is no simple answer to this
question. Generally, the number of marriage counseling sessions that couples will attend before experiencing significant
relief from marital distress will range between 8 and 20 sessions. As you might expect, there is no “quick-fix” in the quest
to achieve change. However, by session 4 or 5 many couples do report having a better understanding of each other and
what feeds the pattern of their distress. Having this knowledge alone gives much hope to a marriage that has suffered
ongoing conflict and years of despair.
Q: How frequently should we plan to attend marriage counseling?
A: Most couples choose to attend marriage counseling on a weekly basis. In more fragile relationships however, couples
might find twice-weekly appointments more helpful. As couples begin to feel more confident with managing their marriage
outside of counseling, sessions are scheduled less frequently.
Q: What if my spouse will not agree to participating in marriage counseling, should I come alone?
A: There are many reasons why your spouse might be reluctant to attend. For example, he/she may fear they'll be blamed
for the role they play in contributing to the current state of your marriage. Further, they may fear having to face some very
powerful and overwhelming emotions. If your spouse is firm about not attending then YES, consider the benefits of
professional support and counseling for yourself.
Q: We simply want to learn better communication, is marriage counseling right for us?
A: Marriage counseling is absolutely ideal for couples who want to learn better methods of communication, create a deeper
connection, and want the most from their partnership. Unfortunately, in many cases, couples wait too long before seeking
out marriage help and the support of a professional marriage counselor and find they have to work much harder to resolve
and overcome their differences. As the couple's divide deepens over time it may lesson the best chances for recovery.
Q: Do you accept insurance as a form of payment for marriage counseling?
A: Regardless of your benefits and coverage, fees for are expected to be paid in full at the time services are rendered. If you
choose to file independently for a reimbursement with your health care provider a receipt documenting all necessary
information will be provided upon request.
Dr. Burchell's office is centrally located in the
Hillcrest Tower Building - at 635 & Hillcrest Rd.
conveniently accessible from downtown Dallas, the Park
Cities, Central Expressway, Richardson, Plano,
Addison, and the North Dallas Toll Road.
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Stephanie Burchell, PhD, LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor, Psychotherapist and Life Coach in Dallas, TX provides marriage counseling,
pre-marital counseling and preparation, relationship counseling, life coaching, and individual psychotherapy.
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Office: 12720 Hillcrest, Ste. 120, Dallas, 75230
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I use an emotion-focused approach to therapy that's been substantially
researched as a highly effective model for relieving distress among
couples, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, resolving
conflict, restoring lines of communication and re-establishing a secure
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12720 Hillcrest Rd, Ste. 120, Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 534 - 6177 - DrSBurchell@gmail.com