Most people seeking help for a relationship want to improve communication, increase intimacy, or address conflicts that damage the relationship.
In couples counseling I take an active role in identifying patterns that inhibit communication and connection. Then guide the efforts to build healthy patterns; in communication, connection and needs fulfillment. I also assist in talking about and taking action to increase trust and learning to tame reactivity and defensiveness. The goal is to feel better in the short-term and be healthy in the long run.
Couples counseling can be very helpful in addressing these issues:
- Conflicts/Arguments that feel overwhelming
- Improve communication & problem solving
- Deepen affection
- Conflict that seem petty but gets bigger than it should
- Financial problems
- Infidelity & rebuilding trust