Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy in Albuquerque, NM
Relationships often start out happy and exciting. The couple is deeply in love: they enjoy getting to know each other, spending time together, and exploring new experiences. This time period is often known as the “honeymoon phase.” Often, it’s when this phase comes to an end, about 6 months to a year of being together, that a couple is met with significant obstacles.
Once you’ve gotten past the honeymoon phase, you start to notice things you didn’t before. “My partner keeps putting the dishes in the dishwasher wrong, no matter how many times I correct them.” “Every time I make dinner, my partner doesn’t show appreciation. It’s like they expect me to just do this for them.” Why doesn’t my partner understand that I have to stay late at work so I don’t fall behind?”
The list goes on. When little things start to build up and get under your skin, it’s a recipe for disaster. So whether you need help communicating with your partner or you’re both trying to overcome something like infidelity, working with a marriage counselor or couples therapist can be the answer you need.
Thriveworks Counseling in Albuquerque, NM works with only the most qualified and compassionate mental health professionals. No matter what challenge you’re facing, they can help. To get started, visit our online booking portal or give our office a call. We’d love to assist you.
How Does Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling Work at Thriveworks?
Couples therapy and marriage counseling are designed to help couples work through the challenges in their relationship and/or improve their relationship as a whole. It’s for new couples, who would like to improve their communication; it’s for couples who have been married for over 10 years who are struggling to get on the same page; it’s for new and old couples, with or without serious relationship issues.
That said, many of the couples who do seek out couples therapy do so because their relationship is suffering. Here are several common relationship issues that can be confronted in couples therapy:
- Poor communication
- Financial stress
- Parenting stress or disagreements
- Differing priorities
- Opposing visions for the future
- Addiction or substance abuse
- Major life changes
- Mental disorders, like anxiety and depression
The reason that many couples in couples therapy are suffering severely is that oftentimes, we wait until the very last minute to reach out for help. We do everything we can to resolve our problems ourselves. Why? Because we fear being judged or being seen as weak.
We want you to know that choosing to work with a couples therapist is not a sign of weakness. Instead, it shows your true commitment to your relationship and your desire to make it work.
In addition, we want you to know that there is no space for judgment at Thriveworks in Albuquerque. We will provide you with a safe space for working through your challenges and improving your relationship. And we’ll help you do it.
What Does a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapist do?
If you’re here, it means that you’re thinking about taking the next step to better your relationship. If you’re on the fence, consider:
- Do you and your partner struggle to see eye to eye?
- Do you wish that you and your partner worked better together on saving money and budgeting?
- Are you and your partner struggling to conceive and it’s burdening your relationship?
- Is there turmoil within your families that is causing you to argue?
- Do you struggle to parent together as a team?
Marriage counselors and couples therapists can help you with all of these concerns, and more. Their goal is to help you start living healthier, happier lives. To do so, they’ll work to understand both of your unique goals and needs so they can create an individualized approach to your care. Every couple is unique and every therapy plan should be too.
Your Thriveworks therapist will create a customized treatment plan just for you and your partner, which will help you with things like better communication skills, how to actively listen, how to problem-solve, building trust, management techniques, and more.
Every couple is bound to hit a point that they need a little extra help. Coupled with their dedication to providing client-focused care, our counselors and therapists will act as an unbiased guide through the difficulties you face.
Work with a Professional Relationship Counselor at Thriveworks in Albuquerque, NM
You can live a happier life with your partner that is not only stress-free but cohesive. To get there, all you have to do is call us to start. Our therapists and counselors do not have waitlists which means you and your loved one can get started as soon as tomorrow.
In addition, we offer added benefits such as:
- Evening and weekend sessions (because we get that your schedules can be hard to align)
- Online counseling options (both telephone counseling and video chat counseling)
- Access to your provider between sessions as needed
- Flexible cancellations with only a 23.5-hour notice
- Convenient self-pay options and we accept most major insurance carriers
- Exclusive access to helpful video content and e-books
We want to help you and your partner get back to the spot you want to be. Let’s get started.