Couples counseling, strives to help couples acknowledge, resolve and improve relationship complications. By participating in counseling, decisions about strengthening or even reinventing your relationship can be made. It may even turnout that going your separate ways may be the best solution for both parties.
Marriage therapy is often provided by licensed therapists known as marriage and family therapists. These therapists have graduate or postgraduate degrees.
Couples counseling is often short term and typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation.
Understanding the Benefits
Why Should I consider Couples Counseling?
Counseling can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status.
Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other. Counseling can also help couples who plan to get married. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.
In other cases, couples seek couples counseling to improve a troubled relationship. You can use marriage counseling to help with many specific issues, including:
- Communication problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
- Substance abuse
Marriage counseling might also be helpful in cases of domestic abuse. If violence has escalated to the point that you’re afraid, however, counseling alone isn’t adequate. Contact the police or a local shelter or crisis center for emergency support.
We would like to encourage you to contact us to see how we can help you find comfort and a solution with your marital concerns.