Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy Services in Center City, Philadelphia

Couples therapy involves two-to-one interaction with a trained therapist. In couples therapy, the two people in a relationship typically meet weekly with a therapist. Couples therapy is appropriate for all persons in relationships. Many couples seek therapy to save a failing relationship or to work through a specific issue. Other couples seek therapy to prepare for marriage, or to gain clarity about their vulnerabilities as a couple. Sometimes one or both partners pursue individual therapy concurrently — in addition to couples therapy — to address individual issues interfering with the relationship. Couples therapy can strengthen the bond between partners.

When seeking therapy it is always preferable to choose a therapist who has experience in helping clients with similar issues. For example, while most therapists have some knowledge about sexuality issues, sexual problems are best managed by a therapist who concentrates on sexual function/dysfunction issues and has received specialized training in these areas. Similarly, someone seeking help for an eating disorder is best helped by a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. Once you have established the competency of your therapist, give yourself permission to be vulnerable and open to change. 

  1. How To Choose A Therapist
  2. The Right Therapist
  3. How To Get The Most Out Of Individual Therapy
  4. How To Get The Most Out Of Couples Counseling
  5. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Sex Therapist
  6. How To Tell Someone You Are In Therapy
  7. Should I Tell My Partner I Am In Counseling?
For a better understanding of our therapists’ specialties, please refer to our biographies in the About Us section of the site as well as our Information Center where you can read many self-help articles written by our therapists. You may also contact our Director, “Alex” Caroline Robboy, CAS, ACSW, LCSW at (215) 570—8614 to discuss your particular situation.