North Little Rock, AR—Couples Counseling
Relationships are hard work. The relationships we build with close friends, family members, coworkers, employers, and—of course—our significant others. The latter often take the most work, as we rely on these romantic relationships and these individuals to supplement our overall happiness in life. Often, we spend most of our time with our partners, which also means that disagreement or confrontation is bound to happen every now and then. All in all, our romantic relationships require time and maintenance if we want to keep them running well.
“Therapy is not about having someone take control
of your life or ‘feeling good.’ Therapy is about learning
to take control of your life and making changes.”
Couples counseling proves to help couples maintain their relationship—whether they are experiencing challenges that threaten their health or longevity, or they simply want to take precautionary steps to prevent their relationship from going downhill. In either case, a couples counselor with the proper expertise can step in and assist you.
If you’re looking for a caring, skilled provider, consider working with a counselor at Thriveworks North Little Rock. We employ the best of the best: mental health professionals who we know can get the job done, due to their skills, experience, and care. The couples counselors at Thriveworks are determined to help you and your partner improve or maintain the health of your relationship. If you think you could benefit from working with a couples counselor, call us today to schedule an appointment.
How Does Couples Counseling Work?
Couples counseling is a form of therapy in which the therapist—who specializes in helping couples—assists clients with improving relationship satisfaction. The exact approach to helping couples will vary from client to client, as every relationship is different. Each has different needs and requirements. That said, couples counseling often involves the following elements:
- Focus on a specific issue
- Engagement and commitment from both partners and therapist
- Solution-focused interventions
- Clear, agreed-upon objectives
To start, your counselor will likely ask you a few standard questions to understand the history and current standing of your relationship, as well as where you hope for it to go in the future. Then, the couples counselor will help you identify the issues at hand, establish goals for treatment, and begin to put together a clear plan for treatment. When you get to the treatment phase, your counselor will assist you in understanding why your relationship has taken a turn for the worst, or how to prevent it from taking a turn for the worst.
Issues Discussed in Couples Counseling
Again, your counselor will customize your counseling sessions to best fit your needs and goals for couples counseling. That said, there are common issues discussed in couples counseling. For example, couples counseling can help you address, manage, and/or move forward from challenges like:
- Lack of trust
- Issues in parenting
- Different visions for the future
- Financial distress
All of these challenges merit the intervention of couples counseling. It might feel like it’s impossible to work through these issues, but couples counseling can help you realize new solutions. Additionally, if the challenges in your relationship do prove unresolvable and you decide to part ways, a counselor can help you do so cordially. All in all, your counselor is on your side. Their goal is to help you and your partner live happier lives.
Schedule a Couples Counseling Session at Thriveworks North Little Rock
Are you and your partner struggling to connect or communicate? Are you having trouble working through your relationship issues? Do you think you could benefit from working with a couples counselor? Consider working with a couples counselor at Thriveworks North Little Rock. The couples counselors here truly care about the health of your relationship (and the health of each individual client). Additionally, they have the knowledge and the experience required to help you and your partner reach a better place in your relationship.
To schedule an appointment at Thriveworks North Little Rock, all you have to do is give us a call. A scheduling specialist will ask you a few general questions and then set you up with a provider who specializes in couples counseling. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to working with you.