Marriage and couples counseling provides an arena where two people can learn to communicate individual needs and find ways to resolve relationship differences. All marriages go through difficult times. We are committed to helping couples identify the sources of dissatisfaction and conflict, and help couples develop new strategies for solving those problems. The goal of marriage counseling is the resolution of conflict: the development and strengthening of communication skills, and the growth of intimacy and mutual acceptance.
With the help of a counselor, couples are taught problem solving skills in areas, such as, sexuality, parenting, and conflict resolution. It is our goal to strengthen communication so that as couples begin to address issues conflict becomes resolved and warmth and intimacy are rekindled. Counselors assess each partner’s areas of need, and facilitate problem-solving in areas such as time management, finances, child-rearing, and sexuality.
Whether just beginning your lives together, seeking a check-up along your journey, or discovering that your partnership is spiraling downhill quick, you can benefit from marriage and couples counseling. Relationship distress is some of the worst pain in life. We all long to feel seen, heard and valued by the person we love. When that connection is stressed or you cannot feel the safety and closeness you once felt, it feels like your world is falling apart.
In an effort to protect your relationship so it doesn’t blow up, you walk on eggshells, avoid each other or shut down. Or you try to talk, you try to be heard– only to have arguments which lead to further hurt, and the fear that you will never feel close again. No matter how hard you try, how hard your partner tries, the awful cycles continue.
Common problems couples have. Do these feel familiar?
- Having the same fight over and over with no real resolution.
- Feeling anxious depressed or stressed.
- Not trusting your partner.
- You do not feel seen, heard or valued.
- Even the smallest things spark an argument.
- You don’t argue anymore. It feels like both of you have given up.
- You’ve stopped making love because you are so hurt and angry.
- You feel stuck. You are not sure whether you should stay or go.
- No matter what you do, nothing seems to help make your relationship feel safe, loving and secure.
Your relationship doesn’t have to stay this way. You don’t have to struggle alone. We can help you feel loved and connected again.
For Individual Counseling….To begin your process of healing and transformation, call Bob Good, LPC-S at 972-943-0400