An experienced couples therapist can help you identify your specific relationship needs and goals and establish a healthy and strong connection.
Couples Counseling Services
Has the ease and flow you once enjoyed in your relationship been replaced with avoidance and/or irritation? Have you fallen into communication patterns that are shaped by silence, resentment or nagging? Perhaps you’ve been married or partnered for a while, and precious time that used to be reserved for your relationship is now allotted to work, children and other responsibilities. Or, maybe you’re going through a divorce and are seeking guidance on how to separate amicably. It may be that you’re considering getting married and want to clarify and process lingering concerns before you commit. Perhaps unresolved feelings are so built up that you don’t feel comfortable expressing yourself openly or don’t know how to have honest discussions anymore. Or, maybe there has been an affair, and you doubt in your ability to heal and rebuild trust. Do you wish you could cultivate a better understanding of one another and trust in your ability to work through any issue as a team?
Being at odds with your partner or feeling uncertain about the future of your relationship can be a lonely and frustrating experience. The stress of juggling the responsibilities of a family and career with daily responsibilities often leaves people feeling overwhelmed. Add the stress of feeling disconnected from your partner or feeling unsure about the trajectory of your relationship, and your life can begin to feel deeply unfulfilling. If there’s been a breach of trust or you’re going through a divorce, you may not know how to rebuild yourself or the relationship. And, if you and your partner have fallen out of harmony and into a routine of chronic criticism or minimal interactions, you may be close to giving up, questioning if a caring relationship is possible again.
Therapy For Couples Can Help You Heal. Rebuild And A Unified Path Forward.
Frequently Asked Questions About Couples Counseling
Our problems have been going on for so long. I doubt marriage counseling can help.
If at least one of you is open to the idea that marriage counseling or family therapy can help, there is a lot of hope for instilling positive change. Talking to an experienced couples counselor with an unbiased perspective can help the two of you identify your underlying issues. We can provide specific feedback, guidance and tools that can help you develop insight into each other’s experience and overcome challenges. That said, marital therapy can be useful, but you have to be available and willing to do therapeutic work. Without your commitment to make things better, you may continue to be unhappy or the relationship may end in separation or divorce.
My partner doesn’t want to come to couples counseling.
If your partner is reluctant to join you in sessions, We encourage you to reach out to him or her about your desire to make things better. If your communication patterns are shaped by silence or resentment, the pain of disconnection has likely affected other areas of your life, including your work performance, work-life balance and your relationship with your children. Try explaining to your partner that a few sessions of marriage guidance counseling can help you work through both long held and pressing issues so that they no longer hinder you.
I’ve heard relationship counseling can be expensive.
Most sessions are covered by insurance. Call us today to see if your plan qualifies.
If you’re struggling to connect and communicate effectively with your partner, you are not alone. Roughly 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce, and it’s estimated that 30 to 60 percent of couples experience some form of infidelity during their marriage. Often relationships begin full of love, honesty and eagerness to spend time together. But as more time passes and people change occupations, move, watch their children grow older and experience loss, relationships often get off-track. And, when faced with difficult transitions and external stress, it’s also common for couples to isolate themselves, spending more time on other activities or the Internet than reaching out to one another when they need each other most.
The good news is that there is help and hope to build a healthy relationship with your partner, regardless of what stage of life together you’re in. If you’re going through a divorce, would like to work on your marriage or are considering getting married, an experienced couples therapist can help you identify your specific relationship needs and goals and establish a healthy and strong connection.