Couples counseling is a type of therapy that helps two people in a relationship to work through their challenges. There are several ways that couples counseling can aid a relationship, including helping couples to:
When you attend couples therapy, you might be asked to answer a number of questions about your relationship, as well as your family, values, and cultural background. A trained therapist will help you to identify the concerns in your relationship that you both want to focus on. They will work with you to openly discuss your concerns, set goals, and implement a treatment plan.
When should you go to couples counseling?
Ideally, you want to access couples counseling as early as possible when you realize there are challenges in your relationship. The earlier, the better to try and avoid ongoing conflict or disconnect and find the right therapist and process for you both. However, couples that have experienced challenges for years, as well as those that seek counseling due to a specific sudden event often experience relief. There is a misconception that couples therapy is only for serious situations such as addiction, abuse, or infidelity, or that seeking couples therapy indicates there is something wrong with the relationship, but in reality it can help with many issues that couples face and is an indication that the couple values the relationship and finding resolution. A few common concerns that couples counseling can help with are:
Here at Bayless, our expert licensed therapists offer couples counseling to support you through the difficult times in your relationship. The therapists are not there to take sides or identify that someone is wrong, but rather to hear both perspectives and help the couple work towards a common goal. To make an appointment you can call 602-777-6337 for a free 15-minute wellness consultation. Alternatively, you can click here to see all our locations and their individual contact numbers. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our Bayless family.
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