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.
- Schedule an appointment (New Clients are encouraged to book their own appointments)
- How To Choose A Therapist
- The Right Therapist
- How To Get The Most Out Of Individual Therapy
- How To Get The Most Out Of Couples Counseling
- How To Get The Most Out Of Your Sex Therapist
- How To Tell Someone You Are In Therapy
- Should I Tell My Partner I Am In Counseling?