What is it? What does it entail? Why do it?
Couples counseling, or couples therapy, is when a couple meets with a trained therapist to help them figure out what is getting in the way of having the relationship they want. At Take Root Therapy, most couples will meet with therapists for either 50-minute long sessions or 75-minute long sessions, depending on what they want to work on and the type of support the couple would most benefit from. During the first session we ask our couples what they are struggling with most, and what they are hoping will change in their relationship after therapy. We provide a supportive environment and want both individuals to feel safe communicating about their relationship frustrations and their hopes for the relationship.
The first few weeks of couples counseling are spent helping our couples really hear and understand each other. We discuss what their current challenges are and help our couples understand how they approach their relationship. We know that no two relationships are the same, just as no two people are the same, and that it’s important to consider each individual’s history and experiences, and what they bring to the table.
Once we have helped our couples develop a deeper understanding of one another, and to have more compassion for one another, we assist them in understanding the patterns that they have established in their relationship. Their therapist assists the couple in considering what is working for them and what they want to change, and provides tools and suggestions to help the couple make the changes they desire in their relationship. Our couples often report having more effective communication, feeling more connected, and being more thoughtful about how they engage with one another.
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Issues that couples counseling can help with:
Difficulty with Trust
Expectations of the Relationship
Preparing to Get Married
Preparing to Have Children
Changes to the Family Unit
Changing Definitions in the Relationship