Through self-exploration, problem solving or skills development, you can overcome obstacles, clarify values, and realize goals and potentials. Our clients come to us with a wide range of issues. Some individuals have very specific short-term goals that they want to work on … while others have more long-standing problems they want to address.
For couples in counseling, a therapist aims to give both individuals equal time and attention. This will help each person to be heard and get their side of the story across. Yet, professional counseling can be very helpful even if your partner doesn’t want to go.
The main goal of the counseling process is increasing your knowledge about yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction. It is about finding more effective ways to build motivation and act in a mature way that is conducive to attain your relationship goals.
You can improve the chances of couples therapy being worth the time and money you put into it. Several things you can do for successful counseling:
Think about what it is that you hope to get from your couples therapy.
The key to counseling is self-responsibility, not selfishness.
Therapy and change can be hard. An open mind provides better chance for successful therapy.
Although you may have emotional discomfort, face the difficult feelings and act lovingly.
Change brings resistance; think influence rather than control. BE CONSTRUCTIVE
Specify the desired behavior you want to see rather than attacking the character.
Communication not only means expressing your needs, but also to listen to your partner.
Make an effort to be positive and praise your partner for what you like.
Commit to the process and stay conscious of making changes over time.
Couples or marriage counseling is offered to support people in relationships who may be considering separation or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. In couples counseling, the relationship is the focus, although each partner should also expect to focus on self-improvement and self-awareness.
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