If you're like many people considering individual or couples counseling, it may be painfully clear that something needs to change in your relationship, but you may not know where to start, what exactly needs to change, or how to improve your relationship. In the course of relationship counseling, I help clients fill in these missing puzzle pieces so they can transition from relationship pain to a healthy relationship.
Part of my job as a relationship therapist is to assess the "health" of a relationship much like a medical doctor assesses a patient's physical health. By doing so, I'm able to determine what's working and not working in a relationship. This snapshot allows me to decide which relationship counseling methods are most likely to help a particular relationship so that clients can benefit as much as possible from relationship therapy.
If you're thinking of getting professional relationship help, you may want to complete the Healthy Relationship Questionnaire below so you can get a better understanding of the strengths and problem areas in your relationship.
Healthy Relationship Questionnaire
Directions: Rate each of these statments as objectively as possible on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest rating and 10 being the highest. Higher scores suggest strengths in your relationship, and mid-range to low scores suggest problem areas.