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.
If there was a relationship out there that was free from conflict, we’d stop at nothing to find it. But the reality is that every single relationship we have requires time, effort, and hard work. The challenges that we experience certainly aren’t fun, but the silver lining is that working through these challenges and overcoming them together is what strengthens the foundation of a relationship and the bond between two individuals. That said, working through jealousy issues, disagreements, lack of intimacy, and other relationship issues isn’t easy. When couples struggle to do so, a couples counselor can help.
“A great relationship has great communication. That means knowing how to effectively express yourself and how to listen properly.” -Stephan Labossiere
Do you and your partner fight about insignificant or irrelevant things in your day to day? Are you struggling to see eye to eye on your budget? Do you wonder if you’re in the right relationship? Let a couples counselor at Thriveworks Framingham step in and help. They have helped many other individuals to work through the problems that bring down their relationship, and they want to help you too.
Whether you’re newly dating, going on three years together, or married for five, couples counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham can prove invaluable. These professionals have worked hard over the years to acquire an impressive skillset as well as experience with many couples to best help their clients. Additionally, they have completed an extensive training process. The couples counselors and psychologists at our office want to help you build a happier relationship, one that you can feel confident in. Give us a call today at (508) 392-4269 to schedule a couples counseling session.
Who Should Work with a Couples Counselor?
We believe that every relationship can benefit from couples counseling in one way or another. And couples that are experiencing conflict can find specific value in working with a couples counselor! The couples counselors at Thriveworks in Framingham can help you work through the following common relationship challenges:
- Miscommunication or complete lack thereof
- Jealousy or trust issues
- Adultery or another form of betrayal
- Disagreements in parenting
- Opposing visions for the future
- Lack of intimacy or lack of a deep connection
It would be impossible to list every relationship issue out there. The truth is that each relationship has issues that are unique to the couple and two individuals. Fortunately, the skills and the experience that the couples counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham have acquired enable them to help couples with their specific issues. If you’re interested in seeing what couples counseling could do for your relationship, reach out to us today.
Is Couples Counseling Really That Beneficial?
We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: Every couple out there can find value in couples counseling. Again, this is because every single relationship must work through challenges at one point or another. And that’s okay—it might be tough to navigate, but you will come out stronger than before if you manage or resolve these challenges properly. Our counselors will help you do so. Here are a couple tips they might offer you and your partner for better conflict resolution:
- Don’t blame or accuse each other: When you and your partner disagree, don’t lead the conversation with “you never” or “you always.” Use universal phrases, instead, that emphasize “I”. For example, beginning a conversation with “I feel” will create grounds for a much more productive conversation and prevent your partner from experiencing blame.
- Focus on the problem at hand: If you and your partner are talking about a problem, don’t bring other problems into the equation. For example, if you and your spouse are discussing some improvements you could make to your schedules, this is not the time to talk about a fight you had last week about money or your kids. Stay focused on one problem at a time.
These tips can go a long way. Consider working with a couples counselor for more beneficial relationship tips.
Set Up a Couples Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Framingham
If you are interested in improving your relationship or could use the help of a couples counselor, reach out to Thriveworks in Framingham. We want to help you reach new highs in your relationship. Both you and your partner deserve to be happy. And our couples counselors, psychologists can help you get there. Give us a call today at (508) 392-4269 to schedule an appointment.