Couples Therapy is seen by any as the begin of the end. However, our Hope-Focused counseling approach sees it as an opportunity to strengthen relationships. Our hope is that people who enter counseling are ready to work on a solution to a problem; whether that involves a plateau in the relationship or recovery from a deep wound.
When a couple experiences any of the following issues, we are eager to help. · If negative communication becomes the standard. · This may involve verbal communication such as name calling or criticizing, or non-verbal communication such as abandonment or neglect. · If there is emotional or physical infidelity. Recovery from an affair is challenging, even with professional help, yet it is possible to develop a healthier relationship through the restoration phase. · When the couple is trying to survive versus thrive the marriage can turn into two adults coexisting without intimacy. · When values and beliefs begin to impact the marriage covenant. · Identifying commonalities in light of differences can be a significant challenge and may require new perspectives or thought processes.
Couples Therapeutic counseling can help a couples come together to make thoughtful decisions and consider new perspectives. We teach couples how to: · Make requests and complaints without criticizing; · Improve listening skills and still feel heard; · Take responsibility for behaviors and make amends; · Apply forgiveness skills while having effective boundaries.
Counseling helps by identifying healthy and unhealthy patterns of behavior, improving communication skills, and making a dedicated, ongoing effort to improve one’s self for the good of the relationship. Call today to learn more about how marriage counseling can improve your relationship.