Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce, and confront the source of the conflict. There is hope for change and improvement in your martial relationship!
Treatment techniques may include the following:
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
Couples experiencing domestic violence, ongoing affairs, separation/divorce, untreated addictions, and/or severe mental health issues may not be good candidates for couples therapy. This will be discussed with each couple through the initial assessment phase of therapy, which generally takes about three sessions.