I believe that every couple can benefit from coming to therapy together and couples come to therapy for all kinds of reasons - to talk, to share, to fight, to learn, to apologize, to grow, to recommit and to uncouple. In the craziness of the go, go, go world we live in it can be really hard to carve out a specific time every week to align with your partner and couples therapy allows for just that. It teaches you tools to listen and to communicate more effectively and it provides a safe space for honest feelings to be expressed and for needs to be stated. It allows you to connect with your partner on a whole new level. It holds both partners accountable for problems, successes and working toward change. Below are just a few reasons couples come to therapy together.
· Things are going well and you want to strengthen your bond, spruce things up or just make sure that you're on the same page with your partner.
· You and/or your partner are not feeling heard, seen or understood by the other;
· You feel disconnected and distant from your partner;
· You and your partner are having the same argument over and over;
· As parents, you are not sure how to align on key issues;
· You have run out of solutions to fix the problem in your relationship;
· You and/or your partner are not satisfied with your sex life;
· You have experienced betrayal by your partner (and, perhaps, vice-versa as well);
· You need help ending the relationship.
Regardless of your reason for seeking therapy, I encourage you to come in with open hearts and open minds. The transformations that I have been privileged to be a part of have been nothing short of remarkable and I have come to learn that in the right environment, change can and will happen.