Palo Alto, California: According to U.S Census Bureau reports, there has been a 28% increase in interracial and intercultural marriages in the last decade. With such a significant rise in numbers, the need for targeted relationship counselors has also increased.
Navigating relationship conflicts through the lens of an intra-racial relationship is proving to be a challenge for interracial couples. The demand for relationship counselors who have expertise in cross-cultural couples therapy has thus witnessed a rise. To facilitate this demand, Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling, a Palo Alto-based counseling center, has been providing specialized cross-cultural marriage counseling sessions for interracial couples.
The center helps couples navigate various conflicts that arise in cross-cultural relationships, including language barriers, family conflicts, religious differences, and clashing cultural identities. Licensed therapist Azizeh E. Rezaiyan holds individual and joint sessions with couples to communicate and navigate concerns openly in a mediated environment.
Azizeh E. Rezaiyan, lead therapist for Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling, has over two decades of experience in conflict resolution with dissatisfied couples and specializes in marriage and family therapy. The meetings help couples with conflict resolution tactics that are applied within and outside the counseling session.
When asked about the cross-cultural marriage counseling provided by the clinic, a representative for Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling said, “Therapy is still a taboo topic for many people, especially when it comes to couples counseling. The general idea is that going to therapy means you're in a failed marriage. However, it's quite the opposite. Going to therapy means you're working toward creating a happier and healthier marriage rather than letting the negativity fester.
At the clinic, we try our best to reward this initial and challenging step towards building your relationship. The counseling sessions let couples feel heard and respected for their individual opinions and help them come to a conclusion that will work best for their mental health and the state of their marriage.
It's especially challenging when couples come from different cultural backgrounds, so having a licensed professional who can give them a much needed outside perspective is not only refreshing but crucial to reach an unbiased resolution.”
Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling also provides counseling sessions for same-sex couples, as well as premarital therapy.
About The Company
Silicon Valley Marriage Counseling is a Palo Alto-based counseling center run by licensed marriage and family therapist, Azizeh Rezaiyan. The center specializes in various forms of counseling sessions, including same-sex, cross-cultural and premarital therapy.