We are constantly shown images and pictures of what a “good relationship” looks like in the media. I frequently hear from clients that they are surprised when they hear news of a couple that looked perfect on social media or in a public setting are “splitting up”. The divorce rate remains high regardless of our increased access to each other. Some research suggests that many of today’s technological advances are contributing to the breakdown of the relational skills needed to endure through the difficult struggles facing couples.
Miscommunication can happen when we stop paying attention to the needs and desires of our partners in relationships. But it is also natural to have some individual needs that must be attended to. Couples counseling can be an especially helpful tool for people who are committed to each other, but have found themselves feeling less connected or attuned to their partner’s needs. As with any presenting issue, there is no one size fits all approach to couples counseling.
It is important that the couple feels their therapist is not only professionally capable, but also willing to walk with the them on their journey without pushing an agenda. I strive to create an environment that allows me to become an advocate for the couple or the relationship, rather than one party. Couples counseling requires a therapist have the ability to see not just one perspective, but both sides. I have years of experience with couples who have allowed me to walk with them through some of their more difficult moments. Some examples of issues that couples present to work through besides divorce or separation include . . .
- Premarital counseling
- Relationship Enrichment
- Intimacy Issues
*If you would like to discuss how I may assist you in your work with your partner or spouse, please contact me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.