Relationship Therapy

Relationships are important at every stage of our development. They require attention and energy and are bound to face challenges both large and small. Major sources of stress can threaten the security and stability of a relationship. As long as each partner is willing to address the current challenges and participate in developing solutions, most relationship problems can be resolved. A relationship therapist can help identify problems, formulate solutions and place relationship dynamics in perspective.

Therapy can restore your connection

Relationship Therapy Provides:

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A place to safely explore problems challenging a relationship.
o New skills to handle barriers to communication and intimacy.
o Bring focus to a confused relationship.
o An awareness of unmet wants, needs, desires, and dreams.
o Support and understanding without taking sides.
o A secure space to find common ground.
o Relationship mediation.
o Coparenting support and counsel.
o Relationship discernment to determine if separation, divorce or breakup is needed.
o Premarital preparation.


Common Questions

The best way to select a therapist that would be a good fit for you is to ask questions during a phone consultation and/or come in for an in-person meeting with a therapist whose specializations seem right for you. While you are talking with a potential therapist, the therapist can get to know your circumstances to see if they can help and that is also a good opportunity for you to evaluate them and see if they seem like they could be helpful for you.
Research shows the quality and duration of a marriage is significantly improved in couples that participate in pre-marital counseling. The point is simple: Pre-marital counseling is the smartest decision any couple makes.
When you and your partner are struggling with the decision to stay married or get divorced, it’s a tough spot to be in. What you may need is to slow down, take a deep breath, and work through your options.
Discernment counseling is a maximum of five (5) sessions with a trusted counselor who helps you decide whether to restore your marriage, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later.
We offer reasonable rates based on what times are needed for appointments and your income. We try to be as financially accommodating as possible. Payment is taken care of at the start of each session and you can have a billing statement provided to you for insurance reimbursement. Payment can be provided through Cash, Credit, or Checks. We do not handle insurance directly but you may receive reimbursement for services provided depending on your insurance plan. Give your insurance a call and determine what your coverage is to find out if you are eligible for mental health reimbursement benefits.
The following are a few good reasons to enter relationship therapy:

  • You feel stuck and what you have tried on your own is not working.
  • One of you feels emotionally or physically/sexually disconnected and can’t seem to change it on your own.
  • You fight or withdraw or refuse to address issues of conflict.
  • You think your partner is what is wrong with the marriage or relationship.
  • You are thinking you might be happier with someone else.
Most importantly, it is important to discuss relationship therapy when you want to learn skills and tools to have a good or even better marriage or relationship. Remember that conflict is growth trying to happen.  It can lead you to a better relationship – if you know how to work with it.
For relationship counseling to significantly help a relationship, each partner needs to commit, at a minimum, to the relationship counseling for the time it continues. Each partner should demonstrate honesty, an interest in doing relationship work, and a willingness to accept personal accountability. 
Relationship counselors are unlikely to take sides or recommend that a couple end their relationship. Instead, they will allow the therapy process to unfold naturally without a predetermined goal of “saving” the relationship. Trained therapists help partners by supporting the goals set by the couple and helping each partner to communicate his or her needs, thoughts, and emotions more clearly and to listen to the other partner more carefully.
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