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Marriage Therapy

 

Marriage Therapy

Marriage Therapy

Are you ready to schedule a Marriage Therapy session with Megan Lundgren, LMFT at Relationships For Better?

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Relationships for Better– Marriage Therapy (otherwise known as couples therapy, marriage counseling, or couples counseling) is a form of psychotherapy in which husbands and wives jointly participate in a counseling session, which is scheduled with a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:

 

 

One common misconception about marriage therapy is that couples should pursue counseling when their marriage suffers a trauma, such as infidelity, illness, or other forms of marital stress. Another marriage counseling myth is that marriage therapists only assist couples who are on the verge of separation or divorce. As it turns out, both of these beliefs about marital therapy are false.

At Relationships for Better, a psychotherapy private practice in Monrovia, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley) Megan Lundgren, LMFT strives to debunk marriage counseling myths with a positive perspective. “In my therapy practice, I explore the question: What helps couples thrive in their relationship?” Basing interventions on the research of marriage psychology guru Dr. John Gottman, Megan Lundgren meets with couples in a home-like environment to build secure marriages. How does she do it? “In a supportive and warm environment, I help couples practice active listening, build trust and intimacy, and collaborate in shared relationship goals.”

“Thriving is possible for every person, including you. Whether you are dating, pre-marital, early marriage, or experiencing separation or divorce, Relationships for Better can provide necessary emotional support and guidance to help you move forward.”

Relationships for Better was developed by Megan Lundgren, LMFT from the idea that local residents in Monrovia (and surrounding cities) can benefit from psychotherapy that specializes in relational issues, including: developing trust in a relationship, building skills for marriage, coping with marital traumas (infidelity, illness, infertility, separation, and divorce), thriving in your marriage after children, and empowering one another in your relationship.

At Relationships For Better, Megan Lundgren, LMFT draws from a therapeutic foundation developed at Pasadena’s Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology, integrating elements from Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Family Systems Theory.

One unique element of Relationship For Better’s involvement in the community of Monrovia is its engagement with local churches. Some services that Megan Lundgren, LMFT provides to Christian churches in Monrovia are Christian couples therapy, marriage workshops, and relationship classes (for pre-marital or married couples). Megan Lundgren, LMFT is available to travel nationwide to speak at churches, community forums, schools, meetings, and conferences on stages of relationships, including dating, pre-marital, early-marriage, marriage after children, Christian relationships and marriage, coping with marital issues, and helping husbands and wives thrive in their marriage.

Marriage Therapy and Churches

Christian Marriage Counseling

Megan Lundgren, LMFT feels that a commitment to the local community is important to her practice, Relationships For Better: “Whether working as a psychotherapist or marriage counselor, I feel that mental health professionals should practice engagement with the families and organizations in their city.” An alumni of Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology in Pasadena, California, Megan Lundgren is particularly interested in assisting local churches in Monrovia.  Marriage workshops, relationship classes for pre-marital or married couples, and Christian couples therapy are all services that Relationships for Better offers to churches in the San Gabriel Valley. “I enjoy helping pastors and churches communicate with their congregations about every stage of relationships, including dating relationships, pre-marital issues, early stages of marriage, and marriage after children.” And when the “for better” turns “for worse”? “Churches are becoming increasingly opening dialogue about coping with infidelity, separation, and divorce among Christians. Its my hope that relationship counselors and marriage therapists can be a resource to couples in whatever stage they find themselves.”

 

Marriage Therapy and You

Why should you try marriage therapy?

By visiting a couples counselor or marriage therapist at Relationships for Better, you will have the opportunity to build necessary relational skills based on extensive research that correlate with high relational satisfaction and decreased divorce rates. Couples often report feeling more secure, intimate, and excited about their relationship after participating in pre-marital or marital therapy – and you and your partner could be next. “Its never a bad time for a relationship tuneup through marriage therapy,” Megan Lundgren says, “Relationships require work to be maintained. Marriage therapy can be an invaluable tool to help you thrive in your marriage.”

 

Marriage Therapy Locations

Relationships For Better | Megan Lundgren, LMFT

Couples counseling, pre-marital therapy, marriage therapy, and personal psychotherapy are all available through Relationship for Better‘s therapy office in Monrovia, California (a suburb of Los Angeles, in the San Gabriel Valley). Neighboring cities include Monrovia, Arcadia, Covina, Altadena, and Pasadena.

Visit the Relationships For Better website and blog, watch the Relationship 101 counseling vlogs, and talk to your partner about booking your first session today!