Columbia, MD—Couples Counseling in Howard County
It’s no secret that relationships take work. While we love the individuals that we choose to embark on life with, there are often issues that arise in our romantic relationships. And we don’t always know how to resolve them, especially when these issues are rooted in deep emotions or two partners don’t see eye-to-eye.
The good news is there are mental health providers who specialize in helping couples resolve the issues that arise in their relationships. Couples counselors utilize a range of techniques to help their clients better understand the problem at hand and take the proper steps for healing the relationship. Additionally, they help couples to maintain a strong relationship as well as each individual’s mental health and prevent future problems from arising. If you’re interested in exploring couples counseling or know that you and your partner need some help, a couples counselor at Thriveworks Columbia, MD in Howard County is here for you. Just give us a call.
What Is Couples Counseling? How Does It Help?
As we touched on above, couples counseling is designed to help couples resolve relationship issues, prevent future issues from arising, or teach couples how to deal with challenges that do inevitably pop up later. A few specific relationship issues that are often discussed in couple counseling include:
- Intimacy issues
- Sexual problems
- Financial blunders
These are common relationship issues, but they are not the only relationship issues. If you and your partner are facing any of the above or a different issue entirely, a couples counselor at Thriveworks Columbia, MD can assist you in figuring out the next steps.
Save Your Relationship in 5 Simple Steps
Most couples go through periods where they’re more connected and periods when they’re less connected. If you’re worried about the health of your relationship, then today is the day to take action. These five steps are a great place to start but Thriveworks Columbia, MD Counseling and Coaching can provide you with the personalized attention your relationship deserves:
- The old adage is right: It all starts with communication
When’s the last time you and your partner talked about your relationship? Were you open and honest or did you hold back to avoid a fight? The first step in moving forward is to let go and be honest. Talk to them about what’s going on. Allow them to do the same. Avoid defensiveness.
- The second step starts with taking a step
It’s wonderful to have discussed your issues but to move forward you must then take a step forward: take action. Find ways to resolve the issues in your relationship and act on them. For example, if your partner is upset that you don’t have time for him or her, make time for him or her. These actions can be simple and still be effective.
- Patience is a virtue
You want your relationship to change right away but unfortunately it’s not generally that simple. You’re likely to have ups and downs as you work to rebuild your relationship. Be patient with the process – and with each other.
- Stay on track for good
The goal is not to make small changes that will affect your life today. The goal is to make long-term changes that will affect your relationship moving forward. Stay diligent, keep communicating, and you’ll be able to build a strong foundation for the future.
- Beware of your focus
A word of warning: as you work to build you relationship it’s easy to focus on what’s not working. While it is important to be aware of the problems in your relationship it’s equally important to take a look at what you’re doing right. Tell your partner every day exactly what you appreciate about them.
These steps are a great starting point to improve your relationship. If you’re ready for a deep change then consider working with a Thriveworks Columbia, MD couples counselor.
Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Columbia, MD in Howard County
It might feel like your relationship has reached a point of no return. Or, conversely, it might feel like your relationship has never been better. In either regard, couples counseling can help you to improve or maintain the health of your relationship. The couples counselors at Thriveworks Columbia, MD have distinct tools to teach you that will prove helpful, thanks to their expertise and their experience with couples in the mental health field.
If you are interested in the value your relationship could find in couples counseling, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Columbia, MD. We offer premium mental health services—in addition to working with skilled, caring providers, you can expect a quick and easy scheduling process and access to innovative technologies that improve the counseling experience like advice by phone or email, which allows you to call or email your provider outside of your sessions. Are you ready to embark on this journey? Call us today.