Couples therapy helps couples, married or not, work through their conflicts to strengthen their relationship with each other. These sessions provide a channel for better communication. They also focus on ways to discuss problems they are having in a safe and controlled environment.
In couples counseling, the focus is usually on:
- Building healthy communication
- Fostering their bond as a couple
- Better understand each other based on the problems they have been experiencing
Numerous other couples have decided they need counseling to improve relationships that are on rocky ground due to:
- Sexual Difficulties
- Excessive Anger
- Poor Communication
- Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse
Couples counseling is also helpful when couples need to work through relationship issues such as:
- Financial Problems
Couples counseling can also be helpful for couples who are struggling with day to day problems such as:
- Child Rearing
- Blended Families
- Cultural Differences
- Negative Feelings
Please keep in mind that couples counseling effectively solves issues that often lead to domestic violence and abuse. Still, in some cases, it is not enough to stop escalation to a violent situation. If you feel you are in danger, we strongly recommend calling the police or going to a crisis center for safety.
During counseling sessions, couples will work together with their therapist to learn new skills that will build their bond as a couple by showing them how to solve problems by working together, communicating honestly and openly, and approaching having different perspectives productively. The discussion is guided to help the couple analyze both the negatives and positives of the situations causing conflict.
Couples must decide they need help together to commit to the time and effort to make things better. For some couples, it takes only a few sessions for them to work through a problem they have been having, and then they move on! Other couples will need to make a long-term commitment to work through all of the issues they have been having. Many couples see a vast improvement from attending counseling, but it takes honesty, compromise, and dedication to progress to a better situation for the couple.
Looking for more information on couples counseling?
Call 732-724-1234 or fill out our online application.