What is Couples Therapy?
When couples are unable to resolve their problems on their own, couples therapy can be an effective solution. In couples therapy, both individuals sit down with a licensed professional to address their concerns and work through their issues. The trained professional serves a neutral mediator that helps couples improve their relationships. It often helps couples to have an outside observer who can identify issues that both individuals may overlook.
Do We Need Couples Therapy?
Couples counseling can help a number of relationship problems. Below, you will find a list of common problems that cause couples to seek out professional help:
– Lack of Communication
– Financial Concerns
– Sexual intimacy issues
– Drug and alcohol abuse
Again, these are just a few of the problems that cause partners to consider professional counseling.
What are the Benefits of Couples Therapy?
Couples therapy can help resolve lingering issues as well as identify other areas of improvement in your relationship. Effective couples therapy provides a safe environment for all participants to discuss the relationship without judgment. Here are some of the benefits that partners can experience as a result of effective couples counseling:
– Healthy conflict resolution
– Improved communication
– Strengthened bonds
– Setting healthy boundaries
– Addressing Codependency Issues
What to Expect
Your therapist will begin by collecting data on your current situation. Identifying the root issue (financial, sexual, etc.) is one of the main priorities in couples therapy. By discussing your relationship problems with the therapist, you and your partner can begin working toward an effective solution.
Ms. Mindy Appel (LCSW, ACSW, LMFT) has spent decades helping couples overcome their problems. Her experience in couples therapy along with individual therapy and other specialties gives her the experience needed to help you resolve your issues and promote a healthy relationship.