Not all couples come into therapy because of an infidelity. There may be recurring problems in the relationship that they just can’t seem to get past on their own. Couples therapy can give a new perspective and identify each partner’s role in unhealthy patterns. You may begin by pointing a finger at your partner but ideally you will also grow to understand your own contribution. When each partner begins to ‘own’ their part, great progress can be made.
The focus of couples therapy is to provide a safe setting to explore feelings and reach a deeper understanding of each other’s needs. New skills can build intimacy and connection without sacrificing your individual identity. Often past issues and injuries must be aired in order to concentrate on improving the current situation. Old habits and negative patterns can be replaced by healthier behaviors, fostering connection on multiple levels.
Common areas that couples therapy or marriage counseling can help repair:
- Communication difficulties
- Chronic relationship issues
- Sexual issues
- Intimacy problems
- Financial/household management conflicts
- Frequent fighting
- Blended/step-family problems
- Parenting concerns
- Power and control problems
- Lack of mutual respect
- Career conflicts
No time for weekly therapy? Marriage/Relationship in a crisis? I offer One Session Intensive Counseling.
Intensives are 3 hour sessions designed for couples wanting a private counseling experience that is deeper and more comprehensive than that which may be experienced in weekly counseling sessions. Breaks are provided every hour for your convenience.
Click here to contact me or call (619) 327-9791 for an appointment at my office or Video therapy counseling.