Marriage and Couples Counseling
You feel unheard in your relationship. You no longer feel connected to your partner and your marriage lacks intimacy. You cannot agree with your partner on parenting issues. Maybe there was infidelity that left a deep and constant river of pain. Long-term, committed relationships invariably encounter difficulty from time to time. Much of the time, the combination of a thoughtful conversation and renewed effort is all that is needed to get the relationship back on track. At other times, relationship problems persist and intensify despite our best efforts. During these difficult times, seeking professional help can make a difference. The Center for Interpersonal Effectiveness (CIE) can help get your relationship back on track. Our therapists offer guidance for dealing with the sensitive, painful issues that negatively impact your relationship.
Married couples can encounter unforeseen hardships and confront challenging issues. Couples counseling provides a therapeutic environment in which to address relationship issues and find ways to increase marital satisfaction.
Some couples that plan to marry seek premarital counseling as a way to help them prepare for their lifelong commitment to each other.
Unresolved problems in a committed relationship can be a source of recurring frustration and confusion and contribute to feeling distressed and disheartened. Couples counseling can help partners reconnect and find ways to improve their relationship.
Other Types of Couples Therapy
Some couples that break up or divorce decide to pursue couples counseling as a way to gain insight and improve their communication, especially when children are involved.
Benefits of Couples Counseling
In couples counseling, it is important that each partner feels safe and supported. There is no pressure or expectation from us to commence with couples counseling. We want each of you to make an informed decision and feel good about any decision to work with us. Similarly, we want to get to know you both and feel confident that we can help you address your relationship concerns.
Couples counseling can help couples find ways to achieve greater satisfaction and fulfillment in their relationship. What this looks like varies from couple to couple. For many couples, improving communication is a primary goal. In some cases, it is about restoring trust and confidence in the marriage or partnership. Other times, it is about finding new ways to relax, enjoy, and have fun together. Sometimes it is about reenergizing the relationship, whether that involves having a more satisfying sex life, engaging in a broader range of conversation, or going on more weekend adventures. Likewise, getting on the same page about money, parenting, or the division of labor can make a big difference.