Hello, my name is Sevin Philips. I’m the founder of the Relationship Counseling Center in Columbus, Oh, I’m also a licensed marriage and family therapist. I’m going to give you some information that I think is very important in you deciding if we are the right fit for you. It’s also great information if you’re new to this sort of thing, and some of it’s going to be very practical as well.
We specialize in relationship issues, that’s what we do best. We help couples and individuals. When couples come in, we create a safe environment without judgment, without blame so that you can get really clear about what’s going on between you two. With this added clarity, we often find that couples are able to treat each other better and move forward in a healthier way. What helps with that is that we’re experts in teaching the skills and tools necessary to treat each other well, respectfully, not only in session, but we want you to take that home where it matters.We are licensed therapists, but we also are old enough and have enough life experience to back up our skillset. We’re direct, we’re interactive, we’re down to earth. Many find that we’re solution-focused in the way that we work with people.
We’re going to help you develop relationship goals, that’s important for any sort of therapy. But why I think it’s really neat is you can track how you’re doing. Are you going in the right direction? Is this helping you? Most importantly, it informs all of us when it’s time to end because the ultimate goal of therapy is that you’re happy and you don’t need to come here anymore.
Sometimes people come in by themselves, maybe they have a reluctant partner. Sometimes people just want to come in by themselves because they want to get clear about what’s going on for them in a privacy of an office with a therapist. It’s a really great way to do it. Of course, if you want to come in when you’re dating, maybe you want to figure out the right choice in life partners, maybe you want to make new and different decisions in the kinds of people you’re choosing. And, of course, we specialize in couples counseling and marriage therapy.
You can give me a call at any time, that’s probably the next step. I could answer any question that you might have. If everything feels right for you, I’ll have the right therapist in Columbus, Oh give you a call immediately. They’re probably going to ask a little bit about why you’re coming in, they’re going to tell you all the times that they’re available in the evening and the daytime so you can make the most convenient choice. It’s a great way to get to know the person you’re going to be seeing in person. It’s a great first step.
Now, some practical stuff. If you have any out-of-network coverage through your insurance which you can verify with your insurance company, we might be able to help you get some money back; we can give you an invoice with all the right codes on it. Sometimes people even use flex spending or health savings accounts to pay for this sort of thing.
If you haven’t noticed, on the website, we have a lot of videos and articles on relationship issues. We offer a lot of advice on those videos. It’s free for the taking. I encourage you to check it out because I want you to get to know us as well; the kinds of therapists we are, the kind of advice that we can give.
If I can help you at all, please give me a call. Thank you.