Couples counseling is a place to work through the normal
relationship challenges we all experience some time in our lives.
Counselors are specialists in working with couples.
We utilize tools such as Gottman practices and
Emotionally Focused Therapy, that will help you understand
and resolve the challenges you are experiencing.
Not connecting in your marriage or relationship - We all go through times
when we desire a happier more fulfilling relationship. We may feel
"out of love", resentful, or confused towards our partner. We may begin to
feel “what’s the use” or “I don’t know how to fix this”. Love can grow out of even the most difficult situations.
A therapist can see through the roadblocks and give you the tools to love again...a deeper and more fulfilling love.
Life transitions - Grief, loss, or sudden changes in life can alter what we understand to be good and true. We may find ourselves questioning our beliefs, our family, our friends, or even our own sense of judgment. Crisis can affect us in ways we never imagined. You may begin to isolate or engage in unhealthy behaviors. A therapist understands this and can help navigate you back to the life you trust and understand.
Financial difficulties - Life is going along as expected. You have goals and are working hard to achieve those goals for your family, career, and future. Then something happens. All of a sudden you find yourself facing financial difficulties that you can’t see your way out of. You wonder will I ever get back to financial stability? You may feel judged by others or demands being made upon you that you can’t meet. A therapist can walk beside you in finding resources that are made to help you through these difficult times.
Loss of a loved one - There is nothing more painful than losing someone you love. You feel like you want to die. Just make the pain disappear. This feeling doesn’t just come from death it can also be felt from divorce, abandonment, or someone moving far away. The heart aches for something that has been torn away. The good news is that the heart does heal. A therapist can hold your heartache and nurture you back to finding peace and tranquility.
Looking for love - Looking for that person you can spend time with? Wondering how to go about finding someone that has the same values as you? Tired of choosing the same type of person that you know is not healthy for you? Do you break up and then regret your action? Or stay when you know it’s best to leave? There may not have been anyone in your life that taught or modeled what a healthy relationship looks like. There are strategies in dating, unconscious feelings we need to make conscious, old patterns that need to be broken, and a knowing of what is or isn’t a deal breaker.