Young and Happy

Couples Counseling

 

 

Relationships can be difficult to navigate. No matter how much you love your partner there will be some conflict! You are two different people with differing needs, values, habits and desires. There are various reasons couples chose to begin couples counseling; frequent arguing, escalating anger, unresolvable issues, drifting or growing apart, infidelity, life changes such as a move, new job, becoming parents or empty nesters, and also pre-marital or pre-commitment issues or anxieties, are all possibilities for seeking relationship therapy.

 

Frequently couples wait too long to seek help. Often by the time they come into counseling their relationship is in crisis. We encourage you to seek help as soon as possible. If you have found yourself on this page, its likely your relationship satisfaction is a concern for you. We offer the free Negative Sentiment Override Quiz to assess your relationship concerns and needs. Please take it! Every relationship has triggers that can fester. The sooner you seek help, the quicker your path to relationship repair and recovery.

 

How Couples Counseling Can Help

 

We offer a safe haven for couples to express their needs and fears, develop healthy communication, learn to regulate emotions, effectively resolve conflict and repair the relationship. Couples therapy begin with an assessment of your relationship, including each individual's relationship history. We explore areas of satisfaction as well as identify each individual's areas of concern. We teach the skills needed to help you foster open, healthy and productive communication, develop resolution skills and form a healthy bond in your relationship. Typical session activities include learning skills such as:

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Setting and Respecting Boundaries

  • Perspective Taking

  • Empathy

  • Effective Communication

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Compromising

  • Problem solving

  • Negotiating and trust-building

  • Finding shared meaning

Our couples counselors integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transactional Analysis. In addition, our couples therapists are trained in the Gottman Method, the most researched and leading couples therapy approach. 

Pre-marital Counseling

Taking your relationship to a new level of commitment is an exciting experience that can create stress in your relationship and anxiety for individuals. We offer pre-marital counseling to help couples identify and address potential relationship issues before they occur so you have a tremendous start to a great future together. Our therapists are skilled at identifying potential issues and guiding communication in a healthy way that will set the precedent in your relationship for a long time.