Couples Counseling

Many couples are apprehensive about engaging in therapy because to them, it indicates that the relationship is ending. However, couples who willingly attend therapy are more likely to find long term success as a result of their participation. The initial courtship’s glow will inevitably fade and real life issues will arise. What separates more successful relationships from others is the way a couple overcomes these obstacles. Adversity can trigger deeper, unresolved issues that an individual experienced in their own family of origin. 

These unsettled feelings could pertain to loss, abandonment, betrayal, rejection or conflict and will ultimately impact the way an individual addresses adversity in the relationship. Through therapy, each member works to become conscious of the way their past experiences are influencing their current interactions. Once that occurs, each person will attempt to modify their behavior, working to improve their ability to express themselves appropriately while also listening to and respecting the wants and needs of their partner.

Couples therapy is available to clients who are looking to achieve the following goals:

  • Communicate more effectively with one another
  • Identify chronic arguments in the relationship and address the underlying conflict or resentment
  • Develop a sense of responsibility for personal behaviors
  • Better manage daily stressors to avoid impacting the dynamic within the household
  • Learn to express painful emotions that are sometimes internalized
  • Reignite the passion, romance and friendship that was present in the initial stages of the relationship
  • Learn to listen and respect the wants and needs of your partner
  • Better identify one's own wants and needs
  • Create long term goals and dreams as a cohesive unit
  • Heal from past hurts, emotional affairs and infidelity
  • Improve connection amongst blended families
  • Create a new beginning after suffering from a divorce or separation
  • Address financial concerns as a couple, while creating an appropriate plan of action
  • Redefine parenting roles and establish more effective discipline within the household