Hello, my name is Sevin Philips. I’m a licensed therapist and I’m the founder of the Relationship Counseling Center of Tampa, FL. I’m going to give you some information that I think everyone should know before making a decision about who is the right therapist.First of all, Relationship Counseling Center specializes in relationship issues, that’s our specialty. We work with couples and individuals. When couples come in, you’re going to get a third party to help you navigate what could be difficult at home.
With our help, we want to have greater understanding and greater clarity between you two. With that understanding, often times, people find that they can make different and healthy choices at home. We teach the skills and tools necessary to also change your relationship which is very important.Everyone that I hire is also old enough to have enough life experience to back up the skillset that they have. We are licensed therapists. Many people find that we are down to earth, direct, and give a lot of feedback, so we’re very interactive. We want to help you change your relationship for the better. Sometimes people call us “solution-focused therapists” because we are very much concerned about what can help you now in your life and how to treat each other better.
We’ll help you develop goals for your relationship. With these goals, you can track how you’re doing in couples counseling. You also know when it’s time to end because you’ve achieved your goals.
We teach the skills and tools necessary in the office, but we also want you to use these at home where it matters most. Of course, when you start doing this at home and things change, you don’t need to come to couples counseling anymore which is our ultimate goal.
Now, sometimes people come in by themselves who are in a relationship because they want to talk about their relationship and what they can do better or maybe get clear about the relationship. It can be very effective coming in by yourself. In addition, sometimes people come in who are dating and wanting to make healthy new choices for themselves. But, of course, we specialize in marriage counseling and couples therapy.
One of the first steps is really just to give me a call. I could answer any questions that you might have. If everything makes sense to you, I’ll have the therapist call you as soon as possible. It’s really great, I think, talking to the person you’re going to be seeing on the phone as a first step. They’ll also ask you some questions maybe about what’s going on in your relationship. In addition, they’ll let you know all the times that they’re available both day and evening so you can come in as soon as possible.
Some of the practical things that you might want to know, we are out-of-network therapists so we don’t accept insurance, but often times, people have out-of-network coverage, and you can call your insurance company and ask. Also, we can help you if you have any flex spending or health savings accounts and sometimes people use those monies to pay for their therapy.
One of the things that people can do on our website is go to our section where we have videos and articles. It’s very helpful. First of all, you’re going to get an understanding of the kind of advice that you can receive in relationship counseling. In addition, though, you can start using that advice right now in your relationship. It’s free advice for you, so please use it.
Of course, give me a call if you’d like to take the next step. Thank you so much.