Is Couples Therapy for us?
When determining if you may be interested in therapy ask yourself the following:
What to expect in Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy is facilitated to meet your needs as a couple. Initially your therapist will want to get an understanding of the issues that are happening within your relationship. Both individuals will have an opportunity to express their concerns. Thereafter, the therapist will want to learn more about your history as a couple thus far as well as your individual past. Once the aforementioned is gathered, the couple and the therapist create a plan-of-action that is agreed upon by the couple to address your needs as a couple. Couples Therapy is not intended to point fingers, but instead to understand how the current dynamic is not working, and to make appropriate modifications. Overtime, you will learn new skills and grow in the direction you desire. It is not your therapists responsibility to keep you together, if separating is the option you decide, your therapist can help with this process as well regarding your individual needs and/or family needs. However, your therapist is not a a lawyer who will help you come to shared agreements, this is about your mental health needs, communication, and creating the best family dynamics possible.