A number of factors affect therapy outcomes, including
Willingness to change; the extent of relationship problems, and the clients’ readiness to apply techniques learned during the sessions. While marriage therapy
may work well for one couple, other couples may not experience such good results.
Nonetheless, the following statistics can help to determine
whether or not you should consider marriage counseling.
Statistics Show High Rates of Clients’ Satisfaction
The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists conducted a survey on the satisfaction of couples who participated in couples therapy, with the following results —
- 98 % received good or excellent couples therapy, as judged by the clients.
- 97% reported that they received the help they were looking for in therapy.
- 93% of couples reported that they learned effective tools for dealing with their problems.
- Respondents also reported improved physical health and ability to function after working with a therapist.