“How to Find a Marriage Counselor”
This may be a good resource for some. This video also shares the difference between a counselor and therapist. Such as, it is actually unethical for a marriage counselor to try to facilitate reconciliation if one person wants out of the marriage. A counselor focuses on an individual, while a marriage/family therapist focuses on a system, the person is a part of a larger system, like a larger family unit.
This is Kimberly Holmes from Marriage Helper
I have been taught that there are three levels of counsel, peer, pastoral and professional. Many marriages never utilize their peers including church relationships. Many are too fearful of a pastor, theirs or another. Many wait too long and until it is too late to seek professional counseling. I know of many counselors not good at what they do and many therapists who are ineffective. But it was Jesus who said that it is the sick that need a doctor and that would include counselors and therapists.
That was a fascinating video. It sounds like her organization, if not expressly Christian, certainly holds the same values. I have always wondered about the difference between a therapist and a counselor, but did not expect that.
Thanks for sharing!