We all know romantic relationships are hard work. Like cars, they require regular maintenance to keep them running well. If there is a problem, it’s best to have it repaired right away to avoid further complications down the road. Often we can do some of the basic maintenance and repairs ourselves. Other times, despite our best efforts, we need to rely on a professional to take a look and give us a hand.
Couples therapy can resolve a current problem, prevent an exacerbation of problems or simply provide a “check-up” for a happy couple that is experiencing a period of transition or increased stress.
Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist at Tree of Life Counseling with clinical experience working with couples, helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. Most couples can come away from couple’s therapy having gained insight into relational patterns, increased emotional expression and developed the skills necessary to communicate and problem-solve with their partners more effectively.
Who can benefit?
Couples therapy is beneficial for any kind of relationship, whether partners are straight, gay, mixed-race, young, old, dating, engaged or married. For example, a recently engaged couple might find premarital counseling an invaluable opportunity to address relationship expectations prior to getting married. Another couple, together 25 years, might discover couples therapy at Tree of Life Counseling is an effective way for them to regain a sense of excitement and romance in their relationship.
Misconceptions about what couples therapy is and its purpose can also prevent couples from seeking help early on. Some might think couples therapy is only meant for very serious issues affecting a relationship, including infidelity or addiction. Others may view it as a last-ditch effort before making the decision to end the relationship. Whether you're seeking a "check up" or have found yourself in more serious issues, we encourage you to speak with a therapist.
North Ogden Office
COMMON REASONS FOR SEEKING THERAPY:
- Healing from infidelity
- Divorce and remarriage
- Sexual incompatibility
- Healing from addictions
- Physical or mental conditions
- Same-sex relationship issues
- Cultural clashes
- Blended families
- Communication problems
- Conflicts about parenting
- Chronic Health Issues
- Emotional Distance
- Addiction including substance abuse and pornography
- Changing roles, such as retirement