All relationships require work. Just like maintaining and caring for a car, you need to stay on top of any relationship issues to ensure that it stays in working order. This is especially true for romantic relationships.
While it’s possible to do basic maintenance within the relationship itself, oftentimes larger issues that need repair need the assistance of a licensed professional. That’s where couples therapy comes in.
In this blog, we review what to expect if you decide to see us for couples therapy.
Couples therapy is a great place to openly discuss and resolve issues you might be experiencing in many aspects of your relationship.
You might discuss any of the following issues:
In addition, we can help work through any external stressors that are putting strain on your relationship such as workplace stress or extended familial dynamics.
Working through all these things can help you better understand one another, identify unhealthy dynamics, improve your communication and conflict resolution skills, and strengthen your bond.
When you first start couples therapy, we spend some time getting to know you and your partner. This helps our team not only understand each of you and your goals but also ensure both of you are on the same page before diving into therapy.
We also work on identifying feelings and putting them into words to help you better understand your partner and where they’re coming from. Exploring each other’s pasts can help you come to a better understanding of each other as well.
Developing listening, conflict resolution, and communication skills are also integral parts of couples therapy.
Studies tell us that 97% of couples who go through couples therapy felt that it was beneficial for their relationship. Additionally, 93% said they got the proper tools they needed to resolve conflict effectively.
So, no matter what stage your relationship is in, couples therapy could be beneficial for you. To schedule an appointment with our licensed therapists, contact our team by giving us a call at 240-599-3500 or by using our online booking tool today.