Couples & Relational Therapy
Couples seek counseling for many reasons and at many different stages of their lives, even when they are not experiencing any overt difficulties. Some seek to strengthen their bond, relate with more ease or prepare for the next step in their lives together. Others come in crisis, uncertain of their futures, or whether the resolution of their problems is even possible. Even if you and your significant other are experiencing serious conflicts, we may be able to assist you. Some of our clients find that just beginning counseling can restore a sense of goodwill between them and their partner. When combined with the support and guidance of a skilled therapist, this goodwill can form the foundation for renewed or more profound closeness and sharing.
Healthy relationships are the key to our longevity, success, and happiness. Yet many of us struggle with the ones we care about the most.
• Do you feel more alone with your loved one than by yourself?
• Do you and your partner have the same arguments over and over again with no solutions?
• Do you feel unheard and unappreciated (like a broken record delivering the same message over and over again)?
We are hardwired to be in relationships, and yet we aren’t often given the tools to do it well.
Each of us brings our history, pain, fears, and points of view into a relationship. We carry forward dysfunctional ways of communicating and relating to others. And we often find the way we communicate our needs actually sabotages our relationships.
The more we struggle to communicate with our partners, the more we may drive them away. We miss out on what we need the most – connection and intimacy. Arguments increase, the distance becomes wider, and we are caught in a cycle we don’t know how to stop.
We will work with you to identify the specific areas of conflict, improve communication, and enhance the long-term health of your relationship.