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Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married, or partnered) works with a trained therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment. Sometimes couples need a  to hit the refresh button, they have become distracted or distance because life gets in the way. Or at times the passion leaves the relationship and the intimacy is absent and we do not know when the relationship took a turn.

There maybe a time in your relationship that you feel like all you are doing is fight and can never seem to be on the same page. It could be that you and your spouse have suffered a recent "trauma" and need help to repair your relationship following infidelity, job loss, grief of a child or parent.At times, working as a couples it maybe required for individuals to explore their backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors that may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways. The therapist may assist the couple with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationship. 

Topics we'll cover include:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Rebuilding Trust
  • Communication Skills
  • Effective Listening Skills
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Co-dependency
  • Sexual Problems
  • Infidelity- emotional and physical
  • Destructive Behaviors- addiction issues -drugs, alcohol, gambling, porn
  • Resolving past issues
  • Loss of affection 
  • Lack of feeling appreciated 
  • Daily life Stress management as a couple
  • Life Transitional/ Adjustment to Trauma
  • Goal Setting as a couple (Life Plan)
  • Cancer Support/ Chronic Illiness