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Couples Therapy

Couples therapy can be a transformative experience for those looking to strengthen their relationships. Our practice offers confidential sessions that focus on open communication and rebuilding trust. Our experienced therapists give you the tools and support you need to work through any challenges and come out stronger on the other side.

Frequently Asked Questions About Couples Therapy

What is couples therapy?

Couples therapy is also called couples counseling, marriage counseling, or relationship counseling. The purpose is often to strengthen a relationship between those involved. We acknowledge relationships come in many forms and stages. We see clients in all types of relationships including monogamous, polyamorous, LGBTQIA+, interracial, age difference, and beyond.​

How often should we attend couples counseling?

Couples therapy is designed to cater to the unique needs of each couple. After the initial session with the therapist, they will suggest a treatment plan and determine the frequency of meetings. It's difficult to predict the exact frequency of sessions a couple will require right from the start but often we recommend weekly and then transition to less often. 

What advantages does couples therapy offer?

Couples therapy aids in refining communication abilities, deepening mutual comprehension, fostering empathy and closeness, and fostering reconnection with your partner. Furthermore, it facilitates a deeper understanding of behavioral patterns for both partners, fostering relationship growth and strength.

Is there a risk that marriage counseling could harm a marriage?

Occasionally, delving into unresolved issues can feel daunting, particularly for couples accustomed to suppressing emotions. Yet, as skilled couples therapists, we carefully manage the process to prevent conflicts from escalating. Once equipped with tools for structured conflict resolution, you'll find it easier and more vital to communicate openly with your partner about any concerns.

What if my partner does not want to attend couples therapy?

It's a frequent concern for many individuals when a partner is hesitant about couples therapy. We recognize that successful therapy often hinges on both partners' willingness to embrace change and personal growth. In such situations, we suggest commencing therapy individually. Our therapists are adept at systemic approaches, enabling them to view you within the broader context of your relationships. Even if your partner doesn't join sessions, you can still acquire valuable relationship skills that may positively impact your dynamic at home.

What Are the Most Common Relationship Challenges?

Communication: The cornerstone of any relationship, but often the trickiest to maintain.

Trust: Building and maintaining trust can be a delicate process.

Sex: Navigating desires, expectations, and needs can sometimes be a challenge.

Intimacy: Emotional closeness is just as important as physical, and balancing both is key.

Children: Raising kids brings joy and stress, often requiring partners to align their parenting styles.

Finances: Money matters can be a major source of tension if not managed well together.

Infidelity: Breaches of trust can be devastating, requiring serious effort to overcome.

Showing Gratitude: Regular appreciation goes a long way but is often overlooked.

Change in Life Goals: As people grow, their aspirations may change, sometimes leading to conflicts.

Careers: Balancing professional ambitions with relationship needs can be tricky.

Sleep Habits: Different sleep patterns can affect daily harmony.

Moving In Together: Cohabiting can reveal new facets of each other, sometimes leading to unexpected challenges.

Long-Distance: Maintaining a connection across miles requires extra effort and commitment.

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