Whether you are just embarking on your relationship or have been together for quite awhile, relationships are tough work. Many people, like yourself, get into places in their relationships where something has gone wrong, time and stressors have distanced you and something needs to change. Couples counseling is hard work but worth the investment of your time and resources. Using proven research by leading couples researchers, a thorough analysis of your relationship is conducted and time-tested interventions are employed.
What can you expect in couples therapy? The first stage of the process focuses on assessment where information is gathered related to the history of the relationship, the history of the individuals in the relationship as well questions related to our attachment and the currently quality of relationship as its presented. The areas assessed include how a couple knows one another's world, how they share fondness and admiration, the level of which they turn towards or away from each other, the amount of positive perspective that exists in the relationship, strengths and challenges in managing conflict, making each other's life dreams come true, creating shared meaning as well as the level of trust and commitment to the relationship. The second phase of treatment encompasses interventions related to conflict resolution, the couples friendship and building shared meaning in your relationship among other things. It's hands on and practical, changing how a couple interacts in order to create trust, safety, intimacy and a place of secure attachment.
Contact me today to discuss further how couples counseling can get your relationship back on track.