Newport Beach, CA (PressExposure) April 09, 2012 -- Approaching a marriage counselor for help can be a difficult decision for many couples. But those who make that decision and take part in the marriage counseling programs offered by clinical psychologist Dr. Robert Puff, Ph. D., find there are practical and effective ways to resolve their marital issues. Some of the techniques taught by Dr. Puff even target the brain chemistry of the couples, and many report they have fallen in love all over again.
In discussing some of the successful techniques he has developed for his marital counseling patients, Dr. Puff said, "As part of our program, we introduce various techniques aimed at healing the emotional pains that partners inflict on each other, sometimes unintentionally. Couple counseling helps couples improve their communication, which alone can decrease a lot of the stress within a marriage. By focusing on reducing anger and hostility, couples can learn how to listen to each other and how to express themselves in a calm and reasonable way, so that they are heard and understood by their mate."
Dr. Puff's programs help couples learn conflict resolution skills that help decrease much of the bitterness that can build up within a relationship. In extreme cases where marital issues have led to domestic violence, each partner is encouraged to seek therapy individually in lieu of couple counseling..
Dr. Puff explains the concept behind a successful marriage partnership, "When you learn to take care of and love all areas of your life, you enrich not only yourself, but all the people around you. The secret to happiness as a couple and individually is being happy about what you have and are sharing, while working toward making changes for even better lives together. Any of us, in any situation, can be happy. Let's explore the possibilities together."
Dr. Puff', an experienced Irvine marriage counselor, has a thriving practice in Orange County (he also has offices in Huntington Beach, Brea and Newport Beach) that also includes assistance for couples with ancillary issues such as budgeting problems, parenting differences or the division of labor around the house. His counseling programs can also help couples who are dealing with grief or loss. For more about Dr. Puff and the wide range of counseling and behavioral health issue services he provides, visit his website at http://www.doctorpuff.com.
About Dr. Puff:
Dr. Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, international speaker, and mental health expert who has been successfully counseling individuals, families, organizations, and businesses for over twenty years. This Huntington Beach psychologist (he also has offices in Irvine, Brea and Newport Beach) is recognized as one of California's leading therapists and mental health management experts. His approach to life and to therapy is holistic, encompassing thoughts, emotions, physical health, nutrition, and relationships. He teaches people to let go of their negative thinking patterns, manage their stress, heal from traumatic experiences, develop their spirituality, and succeed in life beyond their expectations. Visit his extensive website (www.doctorpuff.com) for additional background information about Dr. Puff and his practice, and also to review the many books and publications he has authored on various behavioral health issues.