Hello. My name is Sevin Philips. I’m a Licensed Therapist and I’m the Founder of the Relationship Counseling Center in Manchester, NH . I’ve created this video to help you understand if we are the right therapists for you. And if we’re not, I wanted to give you some practical information that I think everyone should know about counseling.
We specialize in relationship issues, that’s what we do best—all therapists specialize in different things—this is our specialty. We work with couples and individuals. When couples come in, we’re going to help create a safe environment, help you have a conversation without judgment or blame so you can get to the heart of the matter. I often find when clients get really clear and have a deeper understanding of one another, they can move forward in healthy ways. You also can start treating each other more respectfully.We’re also known for teaching the right communication skills and tools to our clients. It’s very important. We don’t just want to listen to you each and every session; we’re active participants helping you create the right skills so that you can start treating each other better at home.
Everyone who works for me is not only licensed, but we have enough life experience to back up our skillset. We’re old enough. We’re very direct and interactive. We’re down-to-earth, we’re solution-focused. Much like a relationship coach, we’re active participants helping you in your relationship. And we’ll start by creating relationship goals for you. It’s really important for you to have these when you’re in therapy because it’s going to guide you. You’re going to know: are you getting your money’s worth? Are you going in the right direction? We can make adjustments if you’re not. Also, it’s going to let all of us know when it’s time to end therapy because you’ve achieved your goal, and that’s ultimately what we want as well.
We don’t just do marriage counseling and couples therapy. Sometimes people come in by themselves who are in a committed relationship, maybe they just want to get really clear about what’s going on for them and make some healthy decisions. We also help people who are dating wanting to find that right life partner, make good decisions in finding that right person to date, and ultimately, have a really good, healthy relationship. We do premarital counseling. We’ll take your communication styles and give you some strategies that will help you set up your marriage for success.
Now, paying for therapy, we are out-of-pocket. However, we are licensed therapists, so if you have any out-of-network coverage with insurance, you can call your insurance company and find out. We might be able to give you an invoice that gets you some money back. Also, if you have something called flex spending or health savings accounts, sometimes we can help you with an invoice to get some money back as well.
If you haven’t noticed, I have a lot of videos on this website. It’s free advice. You’re probably going to find something on there that you can relate to. I really recommend that you check it out. First of all, you might get some advice that can help you right here and now. But second of all, you’re going to get to know who we are, the kinds of therapists we are, and the kinds of advice that we can give. It’ll help you make your decision.
I hope this is helpful. Let me know what I can do. Thank you.