Marriage Counseling with Experienced CounselorsCouples and marriage counseling for improving communication and resolving issues.
Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy Services
Most of the couples that decide to work with us have been worried about their relationship for quite a while. They have worked hard trying to improve things themselves, but they still feel it could be better. Some of the issues that bring a couple to marriage counseling may be:
- Improving communication skills
- Improving conflict resolution skills
- Working through a recent problem such as addiction or infidelity
- Creating deeper intimacy
- Pre-marital counseling
- Starting a new family-first baby, blended family, step-parenting
- Infertility issues
- Coping with a problem outside the relationship such as in-laws, or the death of someone close to you both
Conflict Resolution and Communication
Communication and conflict resolution skills are fundamental to a healthy relationship, especially in an intimate relationship. Our marriage counselors can help you learn specific skills that will improve how you talk with one another.
This is one of the most important and fundamental parts of a healthy relationship. It is possible to learn skills that will help you resolve the inevitable disagreements that come up throughout your life together.
These skills are based on openness, trust, compassion, and respect. Regardless of the issue that brings you to counseling, discussing these concepts will be a part of our work together.
Improve Intimacy in Your Relationship
Emotional intimacy is another important element of our work with couples. Feeling distant or disconnected from each other is often the primary reason couples seek counseling.
➢ Past hurts, fear of being vulnerable, or a damaging childhood are all examples of things that can block intimacy between two people that a marriage counselor can help with.
Sometimes, understanding and overcoming whatever is blocking intimacy can be very difficult. Counseling is an effective way to explore deep issues together, in a safe environment.
Every couple faces some problems. Each couple’s story is unique of course, but if there is one thing you can count on, it is that along your journey together there will be both ups and downs. Even though at the most difficult of times you may not see how you can resolve the problem the two of you face, you will find a way.
What if My Partner Won’t Come to Counseling With Me?
Partners that aren’t willing to go to marriage counseling may decide this for one of these reasons:
- They don’t feel they are the problem, that the partner that wants to go to counseling is the one that needs it
- They don’t believe counseling is helpful
- Counseling might be uncomfortable, and they are worried about it
Even if your partner won’t come with you, you can still work with a counselor yourself to gain insight and understanding about the problem or problems going on, and gain skills you can use to help the relationship be as good as it can be.
Even if you’re not sure about starting counseling as a couple or on your own, give us a call. We are happy to talk with you about your concerns and the situation and help you find the best way to go forward.