Episode 70: Mental Health: Couples’ Counseling (Part 1 of 4)

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Guest: Regina Boyd, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor

Parents of NICU babies often find themselves struggling in relationships or facing difficult feelings. Licensed therapist Regina Boyd shares how to determine if, and when, therapy can help.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What does a therapist do / not do?
  • What’s the difference between a therapist and a licensed therapist?
  • What are some signs you might benefit from seeing a therapist?
  • How do you find a good therapist?
  • The NICU often leaves parents with PTSD, anxiety, depression and unresolved grief, how can a therapist help?
  • Should you do individual or couples therapy?
  • If your spouse doesn’t want to go, or is reluctant, how do you work through that?
  • How often should you go?
  • How do you know if therapy is hurting or helping your healing?
  • How does someone deal with the stigma from friends or family that sometimes surrounds therapy?
  • What’s your best advice for someone considering therapy?

Regina Boyd is the Founder of Boyd Counseling Services, a mental health & coaching practice that provides in-person and virtual services for couples and individuals. She works with clients who are experiencing stress, life changes, desire healthy emotional connection, and seek to develop problem solving strategies within their relationships. Regina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is also a featured contributor to the Hallow app, and lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and their beautiful daughter.

Connect with Regina:

Instagram: @boydcounselingservices

Facebook: Regina Boyd, MA, LHMC

Website: reginaboyd.com

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