Wellness Road Psychology
Psychologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Tarrytown, NY
Starting a new relationship is full of excitement and butterflies in your stomach. Several years in, this probably isn’t the case. Whether or not you have identifiable problems in your relationship, the therapists at Wellness Road Psychology, can help you and your partner improve your communication patterns with couples counseling at Wellness Road Psychology, with two locations in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and New York City’s Financial District. To book an evaluation and find out if couples counseling is right for you, call the office or use the online scheduling tool at your convenience.
Couples Counseling Q & A
What is couples counseling?
Couples counseling is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on improving your relationship with the person you love the most. Relationships aren’t made to be perfect, but you can make strides with your communication and care for one another with the strategies you learn from your sessions with the therapists.
During couples counseling sessions, you and your partner discuss your unique problems in a nonjudgemental environment. The therapist gives you concrete advice on how to improve your communication and give your relationship the spark it needs.
How do I know if I need couples counseling?
There are endless reasons why couples pursue counseling. Some issues are glaring and obvious, like infidelity. Others are harder to define: Maybe you don’t have long conversations the way you used to, or you simply don’t feel like you can express your feelings to your partner adequately and need a liaison.
The therapists can help you and your partner work through problems like:
- Communication problems
- Emotional differences
- Impending divorce
- Substance abuse
- Sexual difficulties
- Financial problems
- Family culture clashes
- Big life changes like retirement or empty nesting
Even if your relationship doesn’t have any current problems, you and your partner could benefit from couples counseling. Therapy together gives you the tools you need to manage future issues and make sure that you’re communicating effectively before problems appear.
What should I expect during couples counseling?
Throughout your time in couples counseling, you and your partner come to Wellness Road Psychology for joint therapy sessions. You may even come in for individual sessions between sessions together.
Each appointment is an opportunity to bring up problems and practice valuable communication skills. Here are a few things to expect during your sessions:
- Difficulty talking about your problems
- Getting emotional
- Needing only a few sessions together or many
- Working on issues at home as well
- One or both of you needing additional therapy for mental illness
Couples counseling might improve your relationship very quickly and help you see that you aren’t so different after all. In other cases, couples counseling shows you that you’re incompatible. In any case, the therapists help you find the best route to take for your relationship.
Whether your relationship is stagnant, has problems, or you’re still in the honeymoon phase, you and your partner can benefit from the communication skills you’ll learn in couples counseling. Call the clinic to set up your phone consultation or book an appointment online today.