Hello, my name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist, and I’m the founder of the Relationship Counseling Center Buffalo, NY. I’m going to give you some information that’s going to help you make a decision about whether we are the right therapists for you, and it’s also great information, especially if this is your first time; some basic, practical stuff that everybody should know.We specialize in relationship issues. We work with couples and individuals. When couples come in, we help them create a safe environment where you can get to the bottom of what’s really going on between you two without judgment, without blame. We often find that when couples get really clear and have a deeper understanding of one another, they start treating each other better. But most importantly, we’re experts in giving you the right skills and tools to treat each other better. We help you in our session, and we also encourage you to take those tools at home.Everyone who works at our center is old enough and has enough life experience to back up their skillset. We also are licensed therapists. We’re direct, we’re interactive, we’re down to earth. Many call us solution-focused therapists.
We love to help people create relationship goals, and why that’s important for you is you can track how you’re doing in counseling. Are you getting your needs met? Are you moving in the right direction? Also, it informs all of us when it’s time to end therapy because you’ve achieved your goal, that’s what we want. For you not to be in therapy is the best result because you’re happy.
Sometimes people come in by themselves; maybe their partner is reluctant, perhaps they just want to talk privately with somebody about their relationship and get clear about it, and know how to move forward in a really healthy way. I’m surprised at how far someone can get coming in by themselves. Sometimes people come in who are dating, maybe have made not such good decisions in the past and really want to find a life partner, and we can help with that. Our specialty is marriage counseling and couples therapy, and whether you’re married or unmarried, we’ll help you with your relationship issue.
A first step is giving me a call. I could answer any question that you might have. If everything feels good, I’ll have the right therapist give you a call as soon as possible. They’re going to tell you all the times that they’re available, both day and night. They’re probably going to ask you a little bit about why you’re coming in. Also, it’s a great first step in getting comfortable with the person that you’re going to be seeing.
Some practical stuff: we’re licensed therapists at Buffalo, NY, and as such, if you have any out-of-network coverage through work, you can verify that with your insurance company, we can often give you an invoice to get you some money back. In addition, if you know if you have any flex spending or health savings accounts, sometimes you can use those monies to pay for it.
If you haven’t noticed, I have a lot of videos and articles on this website about relationship issues, and most likely, you’re going to find something that you can relate to that’s going on right now in your relationship. It’s free advice, so please, check it out. But most importantly, you’re going to get to know who we are and the kind of advice that we give.
Give me a call if I can help. Thank you.