Jeffrey Crouch

Common Concerns About Marriage Counseling

7AM - 7PM Monday - Friday              +1.4435381247    

Marriage Counseling & Individual  therapy


How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

Sessions are usually 45-50 minutes. Most clients are seen once a week, in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on your current needs. 

How long will I be in counseling?

The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.

What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, we often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.

How much are your fees and do you take insurance?

We accept all insurances for marriage counseling and individual therapy.

Will marriage counseling possibly lead to divorce?

No, I believe almost all couples can improve to the point where their marriage can be fulfilling and close. 

Do you have experience working with active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families?

Yes, I have a special interest in working with military personnel and veterans. Over the years I have helped veterans of the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

What kinds of therapy do you provide?

I provide the following therapies:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • EMDR 
  • Mindfulness Therapy

Where are you located?

I am located at 10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 313 in Columbia Maryland. My office is located just 1/2 mile away from the Columbia Mall. I also offer counseling services via phone or video conferencing.

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Anxiety and Stress
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Conflict resolution is an important part of any relationship. Conflict plays a vital role in allowing two people to reconcile differing needs. Unfortunately, when conflict is handled poorly, it can cause distress in the relationship.

Experiences that overwhelm or scare us can leave a lasting impression. The symptoms can leave us stressed, depressed, and have negative consequences for our work and home life.

Feeling understood and understanding one's partner is what allows couples to deeply share one another's lives. Often, couples struggle with communication issues, which may mask underlying painful feelings.

Trust plays a vital role in sustaining a relationship. People trust differently. For some, trust is established quickly, while others are slow to grant trust. Similarly, some are able to forgive quickly, while others find it hard.

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Couples Survey

  1. Are you not communicating as well as you would like?
  2. Do you argue more than you would like?
  3. Do you focus on the kids and not enough on your partner?
  4. Are you thinking about divorce?
  5. Has there been an affair?
  6. Are you not having a satisfying sexual relationship?
  7. Do you argue about the same things over and over?
  8. Does your partner have a problem with porn?
  9. Does your partner possibly have a sexual addiction?
  10. Does your partner have problems listening to you? Or expressing his/her feelings?
  11. Do you not talk after arguing for hours or days?
  12. Do you want to feel closer?

*If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact me today for your free 15-minute phone consultation. 

Individual Survey

  1. Do you feel tense or nervous?
  2. Do you feel sad, irritable or tired?
  3. Are you having problems sleeping or eating?
  4. Are you having problems concentrating or focusing?
  5. Have you lost interest in activities you used to enjoy?
  6. Have you had suicidal thoughts, such as "I don't care if I die"?

*If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact me today for your free 15-minute phone consultation.