Couples Therapy Service
Overcome the problems affecting your relationship
When considering couples counseling, it’s natural to feel apprehensive. You may be worried that this decision could signal the end of your relationship. This is a common feeling. Keep in mind, couples who willingly attend therapy are more likely to find long-term success because of their participation. In fact, couples counseling is more common than you may think. Research shows about nearly 50% of married couples have attended counseling sessions.
When initial courtship’s glow inevitably fades, real-life issues arise. Adversity can also trigger deeper, unresolved issues that you experienced in your past. What separates the most successful relationships is the way couples overcome these obstacles. At our wellness center in NJ, we can help guide you on your path towards a healthier and more connected relationship.
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The Gottman Approach
Our couples counseling services are based on the Gottman approach, a unique program specially formatted to assist couples as they navigate through each chapter of their relationship.
This program is tailored into two parts: a thorough assessment through “Gottman Connect” and a series of effective interventions on a variety of aspects within a relationship.
Gottman Connect technology represents a groundbreaking advancement in the field of relationship counseling and therapy. Developed based on the extensive research and expertise of Drs. John and Julie Gottman, renowned experts in couples therapy, this innovative platform harnesses the power of digital tools to enhance communication and understanding between partners. With its array of interactive exercises, assessments, and resources, this technology empowers couples to build emotional intimacy, resolve conflicts, and nurture lasting connections. It provides therapists with valuable insights and data to tailor their counseling strategies effectively, ultimately fostering healthier and happier relationships. Gottman Connect is revolutionizing the way couples approach therapy, making relationship enhancement more accessible and effective than ever before.
In the Gottman Approach to couples counseling, a structured number of sessions and a focused theme for each session are integral components of the therapeutic process. This structured approach ensures that couples receive comprehensive and targeted support.
Typically, therapy is divided into multiple sessions, each with a specific theme or goal. For instance, early sessions often concentrate on assessment and understanding the unique dynamics of the relationship, while subsequent sessions may delve into specific issues that are impacting the dynamic.
This organized approach enables us to address each aspect of the relationship systematically, providing couples with practical tools and strategies to work on their challenges and enhance their connection. The structured nature of these sessions also allows couples to track their progress and witness positive changes in their relationship over time, fostering hope and motivation for the journey ahead.
We understand that each relationship is unique, and we’ll work closely with you and your partner to create a personalized counseling plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.
Couples counseling can be a transformative journey towards improving your relationship and building a strong foundation for lasting love and connection.
Focus of Couples Counseling
- 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