Coming together as a team

Couples therapy is a process between a therapist, you and your partner. We work together as a team to help you reach your goals as a couple. Our approach is client-centered and aims to improve communication, intimacy, both emotional and physical, build tools for healthy growth and life together, as well as working with couple pre-marital or working through separation and divorce. We focus on using tools to help everyone feel heard and understood. Being client-centered allows us to achieve your goals using the resources that you already have and adding in some new tools and skills.

We want to focus on what you think is important and help you find ways to overcome whatever you may walk into our office with. We take common and complex couples goals and work together to help you help feel inspired and improve your life as a couple. We understand that life throws things our way that are hard to work through alone, but we don’t want you to have to go it alone.

If you are experiencing something that is distressing and/or impacting your relationship, it may be time to seek help. We don’t want you to wait until things are unbearable before you come in to talk with us.

What can couples therapy help with?

It is common for us to work with couples who are struggling mentally, emotionally, physically, and behaviorally. Things we may discuss in therapy may include:

What to expect...

The first session is an information gathering session. Our therapists want to have a thorough background and sense of what the couple is dealing with. We also want the both partners to feel comfortable with therapy, so the first session can help an both individuals determine if the therapist is a good fit. The therapist and couple will discuss what the clinical recommendations are to best meet the needs of the couple. As rapport is built, and we gain more insight into what the couple's goals are, the therapist will then begin to take the best course of action to help the couple meet their goals.

Throughout therapy, the therapist will encourage the couple to explore potentially difficult things and will be there to support the couple through these things. Additionally, the therapist will assign homework to help the couple to work on things outside of the office.

It’s important to remember that therapy is a confidential process, but there are a few exceptions. Your therapist is required to disclose any suspected abuse or neglect of a child, person with intellectual disabilities, or an elderly person, as well as any potential danger of an individual harming themselves or others.

How long does therapy last?

A couples therapy session can be anywhere from 55-90 minutes. They can occur at any frequency, which is determined by symptoms and severity, the duration of the symptoms, how much it impacts the person, how quickly the relationship improves and goals are met, and financial factors. Your therapist will discuss all of these with you in the initial session to determine the best option.

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Next Steps...

You have gained some insight into couples therapy. If you or a loved one is in need of therapeutic services, please schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with one of our therapist to see if you feel like we are a good fit to help you reach your goals.