Marital & Relationship Therapy
All relationships challenge us to determine our individual
contribution and our partner's contribution to what is
happening. How we think and feel about other people is based on our perceptions of them, which may or may not have to
do with who they really are. Communication is a cornerstone to a
successful relationship because it's the method we use to better
match our perceptions of others with who they really are. In
relationship therapy, the goal is to establish a more accurate
perception of your partner and then learn to communicate more
effectively with your partner to deal with the differences
inherent in all relationships.
When is Relationship Therapy Helpful?
Individuals and couples seek therapy for a variety of
- Conflict, Fighting Arguments
- Loss of Closeness and Intimacy
- Persistently Frustrating Interactions
- Sense of Incompatibility
- Consideration of Divorce
- Fear of Relationship Ending
- Feeling Stuck
- Feeling a Lack of Support
- Unhappiness about communication,
money, sex and parenting
Too often, people experiencing difficulties in a relationship are
focused on how they want the other person to change. They
methods they use to get others to change don't work and cause
the other person to become defensive and feel they are being
manipulated, or simply misunderstood.
What Should I Expect?
Relationship therapy is outcome-oriented based on the
assumption that what you have been doing isn't working in the
ways you intend it to work. The therapy will be designed with
attention to the unique qualities, attributes, history, and
present circumstances of your relationship.