All relationships have their ups and downs and couples are no exception. Whether you’re in a seasoned marriage or a brand new relationship, disagreements and problems are often part of the package.
Many times, these issues can be solved on their own. However, over time, you may find that certain issues persist and go unresolved. In such situations, it can be helpful to reach out to a trained and experienced professional in relationship counseling to help you talk through and resolve these problems before they pull you two apart.
Reaching out for support doesn’t mean that your relationship has failed. On the contrary, signing up for relationship counseling shows that you and your partner are committed to your future together. Seeking out professional guidance can be very helpful in resolving problematic issues and creating a much more satisfying and fulfilling relationship.
Are you and your partner disagreeing all the time? Have you shut each other out and built a wall between you? Are you no longer really talking or communicating with each other? These may be good reasons for you to consider reaching out for professional support.
We at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR are trained and experienced in helping people in relationships of all kinds, be it a marriage of 20 years, a newly dating couple contemplating their future, or anything in between. Give us a call today to schedule your first in-person or online appointment. We are here to support you and help you and your partner create or restore the relationship you desire.
Common Reasons To Seek Out Relationship Counseling
There are a number of reasons why people choose to seek out couples counseling. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Arguments that don’t resolve on their own
- Financial stresses
- Needs that are not being met
- Child planning or rearing issues
- Premarital arguments
- Separation or divorce
- Trust issues
- Unhappiness with intimacy levels
Whether your needs appear here or whether you and your partner have completely different ones, we at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR are prepared to help start you and your partner on the road to achieving the relationship you want. Consider reaching out to us today to get you started.
How Does Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Work?
When you do make the decision to seek relationship counseling at Thriveworks, you will be among many others who have achieved success in their relationships under the guidance of our trained professionals.
There are certain things you can expect in counseling when you do take that first step. Your provider will sit down with you and your partner in a confidential environment to discuss your issues, concerns, and goals for treatment. During the course of your sessions, your therapist might:
- Meet with you separately to get to know you individually before meeting with you together
- Address your concerns and uncover underlying issues that may be contributing to them
- Help you resolve conflicts in a collaborative and kind manner
- Teach you how to listen to each other in an engaging way that makes you both feel validated and appreciated
- Create a plan of action that can build dialogue and trust between you
- Suggest ways to address possible future issues so that old problems do not reoccur
Your couples therapist may also use one or more types of therapy, depending on your situation. Some of the most common types include The Gottman Method, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
When you’re ready to prioritize your relationship, consider taking the first step by scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR.
Schedule Couples Therapy Appointments at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR
Your mental health is our priority. Our licensed marriage and family therapists, couples therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals are ready to help you and your partner take your relationship to the next level.
We know your time is valuable so we offer weekend and evening appointments to help work with your schedule, not the other way around. We also offer online appointments by phone and video and you’ll have phone and email access to your provider in between sessions. Our therapy sessions start on time, our office opens early and stays open late, and we accept many different health insurance plans. And because you’re a new client, you may even have the opportunity to speak with a provider within 24-48 hours.
Relationship conflicts can seem overwhelming but our caring, trained, professional staff is here to help you get started. To schedule an appointment, reach out to us at Thriveworks in Gresham, OR or use our simple online booking tool. We look forward to working with you and your partner.