Couples Counseling Therapy differs from individual therapy in that the primary focus of the therapy is on a healthy relationship. Effective therapy can help couples develop new skills and break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection, and intimacy in their relationship. Think of this view of therapy as continuing education for your relationship. We meet with couples at all stages from unmarried couples to those with many years of commitment.
Often couples ask if couple’s work is right for them. Nearly everyone enters marriage with the dream of a fulfilling, happy lifelong union. But often couples reach a crisis point where they fear closeness or trust will never reappear in their relationship. Sometimes it’s after years of emotional distance, financial problems, sexual problems, or constant arguing. Sometimes an affair that creates an emergency. Other times couples feel that their relationship never really started out right. Whatever the reason, one spouse often thinks that divorce is the only way to solve the problem, and the other spouse wants to work and make things better. Therapy provides an avenue to work within all of those viewpoints.
Our therapists meet with couples in order to improve the present dynamics and build on existing strengths. We teach communication, conflict resolution skills and relationship enhancing activities.