Couples therapy works by helping couples identify and better navigate their unique challenges. Following an initial assessment of the couple in terms of strengths and needs, the therapist would then discuss their therapeutic goals and any possible approaches or ways of working together as therapist and couple.
Couples attend sessions together, whether they meet in person or by video. In addition to regular couples therapy sessions, each partner may also be asked to attend a few individual sessions to supplement their progress. This will allow their counselor to get to know each individual better, assess each of their personal needs, and develop the very best treatment plan moving forward.
On average, couples attend couples therapy for 12 weeks. However, couples therapy may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress.
Are you married or in a relationship and are unhappy? Many couples struggle at some point or another. It’s a long journey. Don’t struggle alone. Thriveworks-Allentown can help. We can assist you in getting your relationship back on track.
Some Problems Couples May Experience
- Unhealthy Communication
- Lack of Trust
- Financial Problems
- Parenting Issues
- Emotional or Psychological Problems
- Physical Health Problems
- Loss of Job or Career Changes
- Recreation Differences
How Can Couples Counseling Help?
Counselors at Thriveworks-Allentown can sit down with the both of you and help you identify and understand the sources of your problems and help you move past the conflict. We can give you a fresh new perspective. Many times, couples can solve their own problems, but sometimes they just need a mediator. We can help your relationship by giving you both the tools and strategies to form a lasting relationship and help heal your pain.
Many couple unfortunately wait until it’s too late. They believe counseling is a last resort. Confront the problems early on and learn how to recognize the problems, set goals, control your emotions, respect your partner’s feelings, listen and communicate more effectively, avoid conflicts, and increase your intimacy. Be the best couple you can be. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Couples counseling can even be a preventative measure before you take the plunge into marriage. Learn more about yourself, your partner, and how to build a life together with the best map for a successful journey.
Thriveworks-Allentown Couples Counseling
We know it’s hard to admit you need help. It’s often hard to get both partners to commit to the process. But let us tackle the problems together. Your relationship deserves it. Marriage and commitment can be a wonderful process if you allow it. Take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities it entails. Our counselors at Thriveworks-Allentown can help. We are only a phone call away.
We want you to succeed, grow, flourish, and “thrive” as a couple!