Couples & Marriage Counseling

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How do I start my counseling sessions? (In English & Spanish)

 Be sure to contact Joe Reyna (Pastor Rock) at 323-683-8118 to make an appointment. If  he does not answer, he might already be with a client. Therefore, please leave him a text explaining the reason you are calling for. Please be sure to leave your phone number so Pastor Rock can call you back.   Just come as you are.  You can also call our office  at  323-246-4990.  We will be more than happy to help you in any way possible. 

How long is a counseling session?

Regular counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length. To maximize the time, we ask clients to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment. At times, double sessions with a marriage counselor may be scheduled to deal with certain issues (with your approval). 

How much does counseling cost?

Our marriage counseling services start with an initial consultation. Individual and couples counseling sessions are offered on a sliding monetary scale based on income. Contact Pastor Rock  for the details.

What if I’m being abused by my spouse or need crisis care for my children?

S.O.B.E.R. International is not equipped for emergency crisis care. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, any type of abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional) or your kids are suffering from psychological distress or substance abuse, please take action today. We can help recommend other sources to get immediate help. Our discipleship counseling process can take time, and couples and families who need emergency care may not be able to wait. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call one of the following number for immediate help:

 

  • Emergency situations: Dial 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Child help National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453


 After you receive help for any of these crises, we may be able to help with follow-up counseling.

What if my spouse or family member will not join me for counseling?

We always prefer that your spouse or family member join you for marriage counseling to deal with relationship issues together. Encourage the individual to contact us directly if they have any questions or concerns. If the individual  will not participate, we encourage you to start counseling by yourself to examine your own life and develop personal wholeness in God.