"Every time we make the decision to love someone we open ourselves to great suffering because those we most love (have the potential to) cause us not only great joy but also great pain."


Why Therapy?

Why Therapy?

See how therapy can help you navigate your anxiety or depression.

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

Let our marriage counselor help you and your spouse work through your conflicts.



Get the resources you need to manage your depression.



Understand the reason for the emotions you are feeling and how to regulate your anxiety.

Save and Strengthen Your Marriage

Sign up for emotion-focused therapy in Lubbock, TX

Henri Nouwen once said, "every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering because those we most love have the potential to cause us not only great joy but also great pain." If you've been feeling more pain than joy in your relationship lately, you and your partner could benefit from emotion-focused therapy.

The dedicated counselor at Mike Ford Marriage & Family Therapy in Lubbock, TX will help you work through your issues so you can strengthen your marriage and experience more of the joyous moments. You can also trust us to provide individual anxiety or depression counseling.

Why choose Mike Ford Marriage & Family Therapy?

When it comes to something as important as marriage counseling, you need to work with someone you connect with and trust. You can feel confident when you choose us because our counselor:

  • Relies on almost 30 years of experience
  • Offers both virtual and in-person session options
  • Underwent extensive training in Colorado, Texas and Illinois
  • Uses a specialized form of therapy called emotionally-focused therapy
  • Has master’s degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Missions Theology

Want to learn more about our counselor or emotion-focused therapy services? Call us today at 806-577-4898. We’ll gladly answer all your questions.

Discover the long-term benefits of therapy

Whether you're thinking about getting therapy for your anxiety or depression, there are a lot of long-term benefits you may not have considered. Therapy may help you:

Learn lifelong self management processes
Improve the way you interact with your spouse
Acquire the best techniques to navigate your depression or anxiety

Set up an appointment for our anxiety, depression or marriage counseling services today to get started.

Will counseling help my marriage?

Ask any veteran couple and they will tell you, "A good marriage takes work." The vast majority of couples experiencing divorce never seek counseling to help with their issues. Unfortunately, even those couples who do seek marriage therapy generally wait six years from the first signs of distress. In my experience, couples at this stage tend to have deeply rooted negative patterns that end up taking more time and effort for change to occur. The obvious conclusion, then, is the sooner a couple seeks help, the better chance they have for counseling to aid in improving their relationship. So, if your are wondering how to tell if your marriage is in trouble here are a few of the distress signals indicating the potential need for marital therapy?

Difficult conversations lead to the same negative patterns of escalated emotions and shutting down.

Certain topics are avoided because they tend to end in unresolved conflicts.

There is a prevalent sense of alienation and isolation in the relationship.

Infidelity (sexual or emotional affair, pornography) has been committed or considered.

If you are experiencing any of the above dynamics in your relationship you could benefit from seeking help from an experienced counselor. Trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, I have helped couples work through issues involving unresolved conflict, infidelity, distrust, addiction and intimacy. Even if you are on the brink of divorce counseling may be able to help recover and begin to build a healthier, more satisfying, and secure relationship.