Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy

Marriage counselingMosaic Mental Wellness offers marriage counseling in Wichita, KS. Our marriage counselor works with couples who are dating, engaged as well as those who are married. Couples often come in for counseling at a point when they fear their relationship is beyond repair. Communication has broken down, they lack trust, and intimacy no longer exists. Taking time to address this in therapy increases your chance of resolution.

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Some seek out couples therapy because of an affair or infidelity.  Affairs can happen in happy marriages as well as troubled ones. The good news is that most marriages not only survive infidelity, but can become stronger and more intimate after marriage counseling.

Any life change, or traumatic event, in a relationship can bring about many emotions, including sadness, confusion, and despair. The result of those thoughts and feelings can change communication patterns and increase solitude.   Together, we’ll develop a plan to address everything that you’re feeling, as well as your concerns, and we’ll collaboratively have a plan and set goals to get the relationship back on track.

What to Expect in Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy

Your First Couples Therapy Session
When you arrive for the first session, you will find that your therapist has left forms for you, in the waiting room, so you can both complete prior to your scheduled time for session. Your therapist will come to the waiting room at your scheduled appointment time and bring you back to his/her therapy room.

Your therapist will ask you what brought you to marriage counseling. This can be a difficult time for couples and we understand that. It is difficult to speak with a stranger about what your issues.  At Mosaic Mental Wellness, we are used to processing difficult emotions and work to create a safe environment where both of you can begin to heal your relationship.

Pre-Marital Counseling

Preparing for your marriage can be such an exciting and busy time, and investing in your relationship will early on will greatly increase your joy in contentment over the many years of marriage.  In Pre-Marital Counseling, we’ll learn how to keep the love and desire alive, while addressing realistic topics you’ll inevitably face while married.  You’ll be faced with challenges such as how you handle money, your jobs change or are lost, and/or you have children. These are just a few things that can be addressed ahead of time, and discussed in a way that helps you prepare for the years ahead.

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Preventative Counseling

Preventative Counseling is a healthy option for all couples to explore and improve their relationship as they go through a life change or just find themselves bored.

For many couples, preventative counseling, is an important way of nurturing your relationship. It’s so easy to think therapy for couples is something that you only do when there are problems. That’s not the case. In fact, couples generally wait too long and find themselves in such a tough spot, that it takes a lot of work to “dig out” and get back to the good stuff.

Come in, and together, we can explore what is important for both of you to flourish in the relationship.  Preventative Counseling is a great option for you if you feel you have a strong, solid relationship, a strong sense of “we” and see yourselves as a unit that can communicate effectively. Your strong communication will allow you to address topics effectively and set yourselves up for a healthier future together.

Couples Intensives

Often time busy, professional couples do not have time to schedule 90 minutes of therapy a week for the several weeks in a row.  Sometimes, one or both travel for work, and may find it challenging to make time for the support they need.  More importantly, some couples may be in a very difficult place, fearing their relationship is completely hopeless.  For these couples, an Intensive Session may be the best option.  Some use this as a platform for the continuing support they may need.

Mosaic Mental Wellness offers both half-day and whole-day Intensive Sessions.  During this time, your therapist is dedicated to only you, your partner, and your needs.  You will complete assessments, learn tools to help build trust, and learn things to avoid in order to keep your relationship moving in a positive direction.

These counseling sessions are offered in downtown Wichita, walking distance to several hotel accommodations for those traveling from out of town. Contact us today for more information.

Meet Our Marriage Counselor

Josie OldhamJosie Oldham, LSCSW
Josie is a marriage counselor in Wichita and co-owner of Mosaic Mental Wellness. She received her Master of Social Work degree from The University of Denver in 2008. She works one-on-one with clients who need help with their relationship, may be going through a divorce, experiencing a relationship change, or committed to building their own self-esteem. Josie has worked with couples to build stronger and more fulfilling marriages since 2009. Learn more about Josie or contact us today for an appointment.