Couples Counseling / Marriage Counseling
Good relationships feel good. When they don’t, counseling can be a helpful resource*.
You’ve probably invested a lot into your relationship. You want it to be a partnership that makes you feel your best, where you have comfort, fun, stability, and a sense of belonging. If you’re experiencing frequent arguments, defensiveness, frustration or disappointment, it can feel like you’re stuck.
It’s helpful to keep in mind that when two people are in a committed relationship, a complex combination of physical, emotional, and social needs are continually interacting. When different personality types, beliefs, and unique life histories are added to the mix, the result can be two sets of expectations about how the relationship should be.
When things are blending together easily, it’s easy to be loving and enjoy your relationship. But, when expectations aren't met, if circumstances change, or if there's been a breach of trust, it’s harder to connect and your relationship can begin to suffer. Counseling makes sense if you’re not able to resolve these issues together.
What happens in couples counseling?
Counseling is a place where each of you can share your story and your perspective about what feels stuck.
Whether the issue you’re facing is money, time together, family demands, unmet emotional needs, intimacy, drifting apart, all of the above, or something else, I’ll help you find ways to work through it together.* If there's been a breach of trust, ask me about "re-pairing" your relationship.
Couples sessions are always tailored to each couple, but often include a process of discovering patterns and cycles, enhancing couple communication skills, understanding personality dynamics, healing damaged parts of the relationship, and learning how to re-establish a healthy connection. If you’re looking for Christian counseling, just let me know. I customize counseling based on each couple’s unique needs and preferences.
Let’s pursue the possibility of a hopeful outlook for your relationship. When you’re ready, click below to schedule a free phone consultation. See the FAQ page for more information.
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*Some relationships are unhealthy and may not benefit from counseling.