Couples & Marriage Therapy
We offer this service to people who are married or have partners, those living together, considering future commitments, and those who are currently dating. We also provide couples therapy to people who are no longer together but wish to resolve their issues in order to co-parent or to resume their relationship. Couples therapy gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
Couples therapy can be short term. You may need only a few sessions to help you weather a crisis. Or you may need couples therapy for several months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated.
Couples therapy can help you rebuild your relationship. Or decide that you’ll both be better off if you split up. Either way, couples therapy can help you understand your relationship better and make well thought-out decisions. As with individual psychotherapy, you typically see a therapist once a week.
Relationship and Family Therapy
Relationship therapy may involved conflict between members of a family, employees or employers in a workplace, or between a professional and a client. Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the parties of a relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress.
Family therapy is based on the belief that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. These patterns are determined by many factors, including the parents’ beliefs and values, the personalities of all family members, and the influence of the extended family. As a result of these variables, each family develops its own unique personality, which is powerful and affects all of its members.
Illness in one family member may be a symptom of a larger family problem. To treat only the member who is identified as ill is like treating the symptom of a disease but not the disease itself. Any change in one member of the family affects both the family structure and each member individually.