With one of our therapists,
you and your partner can continue to develop
your intimacy, respect, and affection
as you gain further empathy and understanding,
and rekindle the friendship that formed your relationship.
Tackle the ‘hot’ topics more effectively
Improve Communication Issues
Address Intimacy and Trust Issues
Navigate Conflict More Effectively
Accept Your Role and Responsibility Within Relationship Dynamics
Explore Relationship Goals and Dreams
Become a Better Partner
Couples in distress often report one or more of the following issues
which have led them to couples counseling:
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
is typically 12 to 18 sessions and
can vary based upon presenting issues.
You and your partner work toward rebuilding your foundation, restoring the intimacy, respect, and affection, gaining further
insight, empathy and understanding, and revitalizing
the friendship that formed your relationship.
Our therapists will address the hot topics causing distance while raising awareness of the communication difficulties and relational patterns bringing you to your current impasse.
You'll learn how to understand the 'relationship dance', your emotional triggers and where they come from, while learning
how to fight, how to complain, to resolve conflict more effectively, improve your communication so that you can go be free of the problematic patterns which have kept you stuck for so long.
Often one partner is more motivated to attend sessions than the other,
and then there are times when one partner flat out refuses.
Resistance to therapy can be common due to a number of reasons:
The stigma associated with therapy
Concern about what may be addressed within sessions
Worry we will move toward separation or divorce
Deep feelings of embarrassment
Feeling ‘forced’ to attend sessions
Discussing your problems with someone outside of the relationship
Relationship and Marriage Counseling can be more effective when
both parties are present, however, our therapists can be of
support to help you work through the relationship distress.
Sessions will focus on improving your communication
and conflict resolution skills, learning about your
relationship patterns impacting the relationship,
and discovering and expressing your needs in a healthier way.
Perhaps as begin to create positive changes within your relationship
your partner might be motivated to join you for a family session in the future.
If this does not happen, we are hopeful the personal growth within sessions
will improve the quality of your experience within your relationship.
Our therapists will work with you and your partner to improve
the quality of the relationship and address the above issues
so long as that continues to be your goal.
However, there are times when you or your partner
may be considering a separation or divorce.
Through a specific protocol, our therapists can support
you and your partner as you work toward deciding to continue to
work on the relationship or move towards termination.