It’s normal for all couples to go through some turbulence during their relationship. For some, however, stressors such as work, children, finances, and other issues can take their toll. Contact the caring professionals at Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown, New York, NY, SoHo, NY, Los Angeles, CA & Miami, FL, if you and your partner might benefit from couples therapy. Book a virtual or onsite appointment by calling the offices or visiting the website.
Couples Therapy Q & A
What is couples therapy?
In couples therapy, both partners participate in counseling sessions to get help resolving conflict, working on their sources of stress, and reinforcing positive relationship behaviors. Couples therapy takes place in a no-judgment zone where couples can openly discuss their fears and problems in a safe environment.
It’s your therapist’s job to help each of you work through complicated feelings and improve how you respond to each other and other situational stressors. The Thriving Center of Psychology providers have extensive experience guiding couples in sorting out complex issues and talking to each other with greater understanding and empathy.
Do we need couples therapy?
If you’re considering couples therapy, you’re not alone. Many people turn to Thriving Center of Psychology for help handling various relationship issues. Couples therapy might be a good idea if you and your partner:
- Suffer from poor communication
- Argue more than usual
- Have recently gone through a significant event, such as the death of a loved one
- You need to talk with your partner about something you’ve been keeping from them
- Struggle with finances
- Experience sexual frustration or dysfunction
- Are dealing with the loss of trust, possibly because of infidelity
Not all couples go to therapy because they’re having problems. Couples therapy can also help partners anticipate a major life change, such as getting married, starting a family, or moving for a partner’s job. Couples therapy can help partners communicate with each other to anticipate conflicts and work together to maintain a healthy relationship.
How often do we need to attend couples therapy?
The number of sessions you need depends on you, your partner, and your commitment to the “homework” or reading your therapist assigns you. You might need weekly appointments for several months to have ample time to understand and talk about your issues.
Over time, your provider at Thriving Center of Psychology will likely decrease the number of your visits to once or twice a month. Individual therapy is also available if you or your partner are dealing with other personal issues. These sessions can occur in addition to your couples therapy.
Learn what couples therapy at Thriving Center of Psychology can do for you and your partner. A provider can work with you in person or via video TeleTherapy. Call the offices or visit the website to schedule your appointment today.