The term “couples counseling” usually brings to mind a couple struggling with issues they have been unable to resolve on their own. While couples counseling can help in those cases, it goes well beyond that. Couples counseling is for any couple who wishes to enhance and intensify their relationship to allow access to the full potential of what they could be as a couple.
What are the benefits of couples counseling?
Many disagreements between couples are simply the result of miscommunication. Each party feels they are repeating the same things over and over without being heard. This can lead to resentment and bitterness. In reality, it’s the method of communication, not the subject, that is the real issue. Learning how to communicate more effectively can not only help each partner feel heard, it can also result in the increased closeness effective communication brings.
Having a neutral space and an objective third party allows both partners to feel safe opening up in a more honest way than they might otherwise. An experienced therapist can offer an objective view of expectations in the relationship and what challenges may need to be overcome through therapy.
Most couples who approach couples counseling desire increased closeness in the relationship on many different levels. A professional therapist can provide tools that will help in the therapy session and lead to continued progress outside the sessions.
Oftentimes, past painful experiences live on in current relationships, even if those experiences have nothing to do with either partner. Recognizing and resolving past conflicts can prevent that trauma from infecting current relationships. These are just a few of the many ways couples counseling can give couples a fresh start and new energy for their journey forward together.
Who Can Benefit From Couples Counseling?
Any couple can benefit from couples counseling as a way to strengthen their relationship or work through trauma. However, here are a few examples of scenarios in which couples often seek counseling:
- Premarital Counseling
- Family Planning
- Separation or Divorce Considerations
- Conflict Management Concerns
- Enhanced Communication
- Grieving a Loss
Connections Wellness Group has therapists who specialize in couples counseling. We are committed to connecting you to meaningful, life-improving solutions which promote positive change for your overall wellness. We offer tele-video follow-up appointments for your convenience, so you can check in from wherever you may be, and most insurance plans are accepted. Contact us to request an appointment or for more information.