Marriage & Premarital Counseling
- Experiencing conflict and difficulty in getting along?
- Feeling more distant and less connected?
- Feeling unable to communicate?
- Feeling criticized and blamed?
In marriage two people come together, each with their own family and cultural histories and lifestyles, as well as their own identities, fears, hopes, dreams, and wounds. Each has their innate dispositions and ways of processing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that help establish a personal mode of interacting and relating. Man and wife, joined as one, are part of God’s plan. However, during life’s difficulties, strains on this unity can stress and distort the original design. We help couples and families reconnect and strengthen their marriage by providing resources for the following:
- Conflict Resolution
- Communication Skills
- Parenting styles
- Infidelity Recovery
- Grief Processing
- Trust Issues
- Emotional Processing, Understanding, and Connection
- Life Stage Transitioning
Families are dynamic systems composed of individuals that represent all stages of life’s development cycle. Each stages carries its own needs and challenges, and each member has an impact on all the other members. Stresses often occur during these transitional phases in family life, whether it’s a newly wedded couple, a new baby, childhood & adolescence, or retirement and the sunset years. There are supports and resources that help with the following:
- Parenting Skills
- Parent – Child Relations
- Blended Family Adjustments
- Substance Abuse
- Behavioral Issues
- Struggling with Emotional Issues such as Depression, Anxiety, and Anger
Many of us are confronted with situations in life that seem overwhelming. These troubles can be going on within ourselves, or can be with the various relations in our life such as family, school, work, peers, or acquaintances. At Olive Branch we can help you develop the resources and skills to help you deal with life’s challenges.
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Many lives, families, and communities are wrecked by substance abuse and addiction. At Olive Branch we have resources available that allow us to combat substance abuse & addiction and provide supports to the individual and family members battling drugs and alcohol.
Depression, Anxiety, Shame, & Grief
There are times in our lives when we are overwhelmed with powerful, persistent, and sometime prolonged emotions. Our world can feel as if it is coming apart. God did not intend for his people to be overcome with afflictions of the heart. At Olive Branch we will seek the source of the troubles, and work to ensure your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are aligned with who God created you to be.