At NRHC we believe incorporating a preventive plan is key to creating long-term mental health for individuals, couples and families. Similar to car maintenance, dentistry or health care, prevention can stop a lot of problems before they happen For example, in the automotive industry regular brake and engine checks prevent numerous accidents from occurring.
According to Olson, Olson-Sigg and Larson (2008), who wrote the book The Couple Check-up, “prevention is more powerful than cure.” At NRHC we believe prevention has the ability to reduce the risk of divorce, lesson relationship distress, improve overall mental health and maintain a sense of general well-being. Therefore, at NRHC we sometimes implement dual treatment planning that includes prevention and treatment.
Dr. Suzanne Zook-Johnston’s research study concluded that individuals who are DISSATISFIED with their current intimate relationship can IMPROVE their perception of their relationship and CHANGE their relationship if they are MOTIVATED and demonstrate a WILLINGNESS to examine their relationship.