Although therapy has helped many married couples in the past, some people are still reticent to try it. This may be partly because they don’t actually want to admit they are having problems, but it is often also due to not really understanding how such therapy works. Whether you see a therapist in Toronto or another part of the country, there are a few myths about marriage therapy Toronto you would do well to forget. Once these myths have been dispelled, you can look at therapy objectively and decide whether it is really for you or not.
Myths about Marriage Therapy Toronto and Elsewhere
There are a number of commonly held misconceptions regarding marriage counselling, including the often repeated myths you will find listed below.
- Therapists Are Only Interested in the Past – Many people are under the misapprehension that if they attend therapy sessions, they will spend most of their time talking about their childhood and their relationships with their parents. While some issues that couples experience may be rooted in behaviour they learned as a child, the focus is also on the present and vision of the future.
- Attending Therapy Is Admitting Defeat – Some couples feel that booking a session with a counsellor who specializes in marriage therapy Toronto will be admitting that they are unable to help themselves. A more positive way to look at it is this: at the very least, seeing a couples therapist will speed up whatever you might have been able to do on your own and it could help you to remove obstacles to a happy relationship that two people on their own would find very difficult to remove. It is not about admitting defeat, it is about seeking an effective resolution to the problems you are experiencing.
- Therapy Is Prohibitively Expensive – Seeing a therapist in Toronto is probably nowhere near as expensive as you think but this myth alone stops hundreds of couples from seeking the help they need. Although couples counselling is not covered by OHIP, it may be covered by an individual’s extended health insurance plan. Couples therapy is also an investment in yourself and relationship!
In truth, there are many other commonly held myths about marriage therapy Toronto and elsewhere so if you would like to discuss any reservations you have about seeing a therapist, we would be more than happy to oblige. You can use the number at the top of the page to call for further information or to make a booking.