Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy—Relationship Help in Nottingham, MD
Who are the most important people in your life? Our guess is that your significant other claims a spot in the top 3 (at the very least). Our significant others are the people that we choose to experience life with. These are the people that we share in our happiness, our excitement, our accomplishments. If we’re being real, these are also the people we fight with the most and even despise sometimes, too. Because nobody’s experience in life is all good—as we well know, there are both ups and downs.
Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.”
The special thing is that sometimes it’s the tough stuff that ends up bringing us closer together. Now, that’s not to say that working through the tough stuff is a piece of cake. Settling arguments and resolving other challenges can be difficult. And sometimes, it takes the help of a marriage counselor or couples therapist.
If you believe that your relationship could benefit from marriage counseling or couples therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Nottingham, MD. Our office is located in the White Marsh area, and our team would love to meet with you. We have both in-person and online counseling appointments available, please choose whatever works best for you.
How Do Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy Work?
Couples therapy and marriage counseling are virtually the same thing. Marriage counseling, though, can better describe this journey for married couples! That said, both of these therapies are designed to help couples work through their problems and strengthen their relationship. Now, therapy often looks different for every couple. This is because couples therapists and marriage counselors design the journey around what that couples needs or hopes to achieve:
- Specific needs: As we just said, therapists design treatment around what the given couple needs! This might mean addressing trust issues for one couple and improving communication for another.
- Unique goals: In addition, couples bring unique goals to counseling that are specific to their relationship. This might mean better understanding each other’s needs for one couple and improving intimacy for another!
As you can probably tell, our needs and our goals go hand in hand. They are both important, and your couples therapist or marriage counselor will be sure to treat them as such when they design a plan for treatment.
Does It Really Work?
Some couples are hesitant to begin couples therapy because they doubt the process. They wonder if it truly works. We’ve seen the benefits that our clients find in couples therapy and marriage counseling, but you don’t have to take our word for it. 525+ couples were asked about their experiences in couples therapy, and here’s what they had to say:
- 1% reported having excellent or good experience in couples therapy
- 4% reported feeling satisfied with the relationship help that they received
- 1% reported getting the help that they were looking for
If you feel encouraged and empowered to discover your own benefits in couples therapy, reach out to us at Thriveworks Counseling. We can set you up with one of our skilled and compassionate relationship experts right away.
Do Our Issues Warrant Couples Therapy?
Here’s the thing: Any couple can pursue couples therapy. There are no requirements that they must meet before they can schedule an appointment with a couples therapist. On that note, you don’t have to be struggling with super challenging issues to receive or benefit from therapy. Couples on both sides of the aisle—those with severe issues and those with small areas they’d like to improve—can find value in couples therapy.
Now, that said, there are common relationship issues that might serve as a red flag and suggest that you reach out to a counselor for help. These issues include infidelity, lack of trust, financial challenges, disagreements in parenting, lack of communication, differing values, and so on. Often, these issues serve as major hurdles, and it might be wise to get a counselor’s help if you haven’t been able to work through them.
Schedule Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Nottingham
If you and your partner are in Nottingham, or more specifically the White Marsh area, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling. We can help you work through your specific challenges and/or reach your unique goals for your relationship. We can provide this help onsite as well as online. Choose whatever works best for you two! To schedule, just give us a call or visit our online booking page.