If you are thinking about or have made the decision to visit a marriage or couples counselor in Colorado then congratulations! You want to fix or improve your marriage and I believe that 99% of the time that is a better decision than going through a messy divorce.
Finding the best Colorado marriage counselor is obviously the first step to this healing process. There are literally thousands of marriage counselors in the US alone and no two are completely alike. You and your spouse will need to agree on one in your area.
If you have been able to identify the problems in your marriage, you might want to look for a marriage counselor who specializes in those specific issues. If you are having a hard time communicating with your spouse for example, then you would look for someone who has a proven track record helping couples become more effective communicators. Most counselors have areas of expertise and when you initially talk to the one you should ask what those areas are.
So how do you find the right marriage counselor who will be able to help you the best? Interview them! You can call most counselors and ask them a few questions about their approach over the phone. This interview is typically free of cost, but you should be prepared with a list of questions that are important to you so you don’t take too much of their time.
A marriage counselor will not solve your problems for you but will teach you how to work through your problems together as a couple. Throughout the counseling process, you will only have control over one person that is yourself. That being said, it is important to find a counselor with the right experience so that you will be able to respect and follow their advice.
To get started, go to Google and just type in marriage counselors followed by your city name. Interview a few by asking them questions that are important to you. And decide with your spouse which counselor is right for you.
One last thing in closing. If you and your spouse start visiting a counselor and decide that particular counselor is not helping you in the way you desire, don’t be afraid to tell him/her or even try visiting another marriage counselor. Not all marriage counselors have the same success rate, so look for one with a proven track record.