Many people believe couples counseling is only necessary when there is strain in the relationship. However, many times, couples counseling works best when the relationship is in a season of calmness and stability. During times of "peace" is when couples are the most engaged, are able to hear each other better, and are more willing to try new strategies of enhancing their love for one another.
There are other times when the factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, it can leave you feeling helpless and lost. This is when couples counseling can help with learning how to communicate more effectively, learn new pathways of engagement, and methods of recapturing the intimacy and energy of a prosperous relationship.
Treatment techniques may include the following depending on the therapist:
- Gottman Method : Level 3 Trained
- Prepare and Enrich Certified Facilitators
- Narrative Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Analyzing Your Communication
- Getting to the root of the problem
- Enhancing Intimacy
- Individual Counseling
- Couple Retreat
When a relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.