How Couples Counseling Can Help
Couples Counseling starts helping the minute you and your partner make the decision to call me. The decision to seek counseling means that you are making a commitment to work on your marriage, you care about the relationship, and on some level you have hope that it can be better.
When you work with a therapist, a safe environment is established that allows you both to look at patterns of behavior, belief systems, and how your past is affecting what you do today. You will learn how to build a trusting relationship with each other that is based on a deep friendship. This will help you interact more effectively and provide you with the skills to successfully, and happily, navigate the ups and downs of being in relationship.
Some of the Problems that Bring Couples to Counseling
Some of the more common issues or challenges that bring couples into counseling can include:
- Pre-marital counseling
- Frequent arguing or conflict
- Parenting issues
- Lack of connection or intimacy
- Emotional distress — anger, frustration, boredom, loneliness, hurt feelings
- Life transitions — new baby, launching children, remarriage and blended families, career change, job loss, serious health issues — these all put additional stress on a relationship
- Managing a separation or divorce
If you are experiencing any of these issues or would simply like to improve your marriage or relationship, please call or email me to schedule a 20 minute phone consultation at no charge so we can talk about how to start making things better.