Couples therapy provides an atmosphere for partners to safely put their guards down. They are guided to have an honest exchange of emotions in a supportive environment.
People seek couples therapy when they don’t know how to effectively communicate their unmet needs. The general issues that cause or contribute to a strained relationship include:
- Extended family
- Free time
- Raising children
- Household responsibilities
Sometimes one or both partners suffer from anxiety, depression, or other forms of emotional/mental distresses. These challenges can trigger or further exacerbate conflicts.
Regardless of the concerns that bring you to therapy, I commend you for wanting to change the status quo. When a relationship is not content, no one in that relationship feels content.
In therapy, I work with both of you to enhance communication skills. I guide you to express what is at the heart of your emotional needs. I observe your dynamics and engage you to voice your unspoken thoughts and feelings.
It has been said that people can’t risk being close unless they have the ability to be separate. I guide both of you through a process of getting more comfortable with attending to your own individual needs that in turn can help increase emotional engagement and strengthen your relationship.