At First Coast Therapy, we offer hope focused marriage counseling! We work to help couples come to a greater understanding of their needs, emotions, and behavior patterns. With greater understanding of themselves and each other, motivated couples can work to create more satisfying relationships. Whether couples ultimately stay married, separate, or divorce, they typically report that the support and insight they gained through marriage counseling was both helpful and meaningful.
Questions About Marriage Counseling? Considering Couples Therapy?
You are not alone! Each year hundreds of thousands of couples go to couples counseling. Some are in crisis, reeling from the pain of the four A's: Adultery, Addiction, Abuse, or Abandonment. Others are feeling frustrated, dissatisfied, confused, or disconnected. Some couples are just starting out and come to premarital counseling to complete requirements for their wedding or to address fears about their future success.
If you have been asking yourself questions like:
- Should I leave, or should I stay?
- Is there more to marriage than this?
- How can I stop the fighting?
- How can I get the respect and love I deserve?
- Can our marriage be saved?
Then couples therapy (even if you have to come alone) can be helpful.
We provide caring support during times when you most need it! First Coast Therapy is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, close to Jacksonville and it's beaches, Nocatee, and St. Augustine.
Does Marriage Counseling Work?
According to a survey conducted by The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, couples who have been to a marriage counselor report some very positive results!
- 98% said they received good or excellent couples therapy
- 97% said they got the help they needed
- 93% said they learned more effective tools for dealing with their problems
How Do I Choose A Marriage Counselor?
Therapists who provide relationship counseling have to be particularly active, experienced, and skilled. Imagine the concentration and skill required to keep two plates spinning in the air without crashing and you can picture the talent of a skilled marriage counselor, balancing the needs of both people in the room!
At First Coast Therapy we have a wealth of therapeutic training and experience to offer. We choose from theoretically sound and research based approaches to couples counseling, such as:
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Solution-Focused Couples Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Stuctural-Strategic Marital Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Couples Therapy
Dr. Wadelton has 20 years of experience in marriage counseling.
In addition to counseling, she offers couples the option to complete a comprehensive assessment of their individual personality traits and relationship satisfaction for nine key areas shown to contribute to overall marital satisfaction. Testing can help identify areas of strength and weakness in your relationship, pinpointing things that, if changed through mutual negotiation, would result in the biggest improvements in your relationship.
Kristina Crenshaw, LMHC has been providing marriage counseling for over 30 years.
She is recognized by the Christian Care Network as a Christian marriage counselor. Issues of faith are incorporated into counseling sessions with those who express an openness and desire to do so. Kristina tends to work developmentally with clients to help them identify, evaluate, and change patterns of behavior that no longer serve them well. She communicates caring, support, and encouragement in a warm, open manner as clients gain insight, an accurate view of self, and the courage to adopt healthier coping skills. This, in turn, brings about healing and reconciliation in personal relationships, solves problems, and facilitates conflict resolution.
Claudia Rojas, LMHC, has been providing marriage counseling for 5 years.
She is deeply Catholic and understands the pain and confusion surrounding divorce. Claudia is committed to helping couples in crisis and tends to work with brief solution-focused therapies. Claudia Rojas is fluent in Spanish.