JOSH MARLAR

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
1 year in practice
  • 5018 E. Midway Rd
  • Big Spring,TX

About JOSH MARLAR

When a person breaks their leg, they often have a cast and crutches, maybe even a wheelchair. The world makes adjustments around them. The person with a broken leg is often not expected to open doors, run, or a host of other things the same way they could before the break. People can see the cast or the crutches and often do things to help.

Emotional or psychological injuries are very real and they can change a person's life much like a broken leg. The exception is that nobody else can see the cast or the crutches and so there are no accommodations made. The one with the emotional injury is generally still expected to behave as if they have no injury.

I didn't start my career journey as a therapist. It wasn't until I had experienced some of life's hurdles on my own or walked down some rocky roads with others that I found myself drawn to helping people navigate life's many challenges. I want to see the emotional and psychological injuries that people have experienced and help them find ways to operate in a world where nobody else can see them.

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The short answer is: you may never know. The only person that really knows is him. Here are some things to consider. If you're asking this question, it may be an indicator of the health of the relationship itself. It wouldn't be a waste of your time to try some relationship counseling. I don't... more

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Absolutely not. Whatever problems you are facing, I promise you there are others out there facing the same problems and counseling can help. The right therapist is out there. What is it that bothers you the most right here and right now? That answer may change from day to day or moment to moment... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

You are not alone. Lots of people are uncomfortable around other people and especially in large crowds. In therapy, I would want to know more about your feelings with people you ARE close to such as family, friends, or coworkers, how long you've had these feelings, and if there are times when... more

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This is an important question. The right therapist does not necessarily need to share all of your views, but they do need to share your goals. I cannot over-stress the importance of setting goals with your therapist. They may change over time, but you and the therapist should be on the same page... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

It is absolutely normal to cry during a therapy session and people do it all the time for a wide variety of reasons. Often in therapy, you're talking about the heaviest things in your life and the emotions that surface can be beyond your control, so don't try to force it; let it out. If it is... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.