Marriage Counseling/Couples Therapy
Marital Therapy Evaluations
In the case of marital counseling, a somewhat different series of evaluation appointments are conducted. Dr. Tepp will first meet with you and your spouse together to develop an initial assessment of the state of the marriage. You will be given a number of inventories to complete that attempt to survey you on a myriad of issues common to all marriages. The second and third sessions consist of individual meetings with each party. In the fourth and final evaluation session, Dr. Tepp will provide feedback to you and your spouse outlining six points:
- The reasons why each of you came to the marriage and look at the extent to which those reasons have remained the same for each of you through the course of the marriage;
- Next, Dr. Tepp reviews each of your perspectives on married life, and discuss the results of psychometric marital inventories that were completed earlier in the evaluation process;
- Following that, Dr. Tepp will help each person understand how their parents’ marriage and their prior relationships play a role in their current marital difficulties;
- Dr. Tepp then articulates what he believes to be the core underlying problems in the marriage, allowing each party to feel validated for their own conscious perspectives on this, but also to hopefully bring to light underlying issues that give rise to those problems;
- Next, Dr. Tepp provides the couple with a prognosis of the marriage based on two assessments of each person: a desire to make their relationship work, and an ability to make a love relationship work;
- Finally, Dr. Tepp will articulate a treatment plan.
To learn more or get started with an initial appointment, contact us or call 914-232-1000.