Couples Counseling

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner?

All things can be improved, changed, and bettered with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.

What is couples counseling?

Couples counseling, also known as couples therapy or relationship counseling is designed to help couples improve their relationship. It involves the couple meeting with a licensed therapist who specializes in relationship dynamics. The therapy sessions focus on identifying and addressing issues within the relationship, improving communication, and fostering a deeper understanding between partners.

How does couples counseling work?

In couples counseling, the therapist helps the couple explore their relationship, identify patterns of behavior that may be causing conflict, and develop strategies for improving communication and resolving issues. The process typically involves:

  • Assessment: The therapist gathers information about the couple's relationship history, current issues, and goals for therapy.
  • Goal Setting: The couple and therapist set specific, achievable goals for what they want to accomplish through counseling.
  • Therapeutic Techniques: The therapist employs various techniques and interventions to help the couple understand each other's perspectives, communicate more effectively, and develop healthier relationship habits.

· Homework and Practice: Couples often receive assignments or exercises to practice outside of sessions to reinforce what they've learned and continue making progress.

Advantages of Couples Counseling

Couples counseling offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved Communication: Many couples struggle with effective communication. Counseling helps partners learn how to express their feelings and needs clearly and listen to each other without judgment.
  • Conflict Resolution: Counseling provides tools and strategies for resolving conflicts in a healthy and constructive manner, reducing the frequency and intensity of arguments.
  • Strengthened Emotional Connection: Through therapy, couples can reconnect on an emotional level, fostering greater intimacy and understanding.
  • Better Understanding of Each Other: Couples gain insight into each other's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, leading to greater empathy and connection.
  • Support During Difficult Times: Couples counseling can provide support and guidance during major life transitions or crises, such as illness, loss, or infidelity.
  • Prevention of Future Issues: By addressing current issues and learning healthy relationship habits, couples can prevent future problems from arising.

Common Issues Addressed in Couples Counseling

In my couple’s therapy sessions, I help people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain sustaining love. Couples seek therapy for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Extended Family
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy
  • Mental Illness
  • Pre-Marital/Readiness
  • Pornography
  • Sex

Contact Jennifer Spinner LCSW, LICSW

If any of the above relate to you and your partner in your relationship, contact me today for a free consultation. I would love to speak about how I may be able to help reconnect and rekindle your love for one another.