Couples Therapy

The purpose of couples therapy is to rebuild a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress.  The focus of couples therapy is to identify the presence of dissatisfaction and distress in the relationship and to devise and implement a treatment plan.

Couples therapy teaches partners (married or not) how to communicate more effectively, negotiate conflicts, problem solve, and even argue in a healthier manner. 

Examples of common concerns that couples seek treatment to resolve:

Communication difficulties: You feel your partner is not listening to you or understanding you and it affects you.

Arguing day after day about the same things: you think your partner’s finally going to agree with you one day–but instead, the argument escalates or one of you withdraws into silence. 

Trust Issues: your partner will not let you see his/her phone. 

Infidelity, or affair: you are not sure what to do now. Can you restore confidence after the affair and stay married?

Anxiety: it can create tension, heartbreak, and anxiety if you are not sure where you stand in your marriage/releationship. 

Intimacy issues: the sex life is not what it once was–whether because of children's age, or emotional distance.

Parenting issues: each of you want what's right for your family, but struggles with "what's best."

 

Here is what we hope to improve with Family Therapy:

  • Feel more positive about your partner (and yourself)

  • Improving communication such that both you and your partner "feel understood and valued”

  • Appreciate your time together

  • Resolve issues more quickly 

  • Build trust 

  • Establish a shared vision for your future