I’m not in love with you anymore.

How do we reconnect?

How do we get over past hurts and anger?

How do we rebuild trust?

Couples therapy helps couples recognize and resolve conflicts of all types to improve their relationship. It is designed to address relationship issues. It can be provided by a psychologist, licensed therapist known as an LCSW (licensed clinical social worker), or LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist). These therapists all have graduate or post graduate degrees and their job is to evaluate the couples’ personal relationship story as it is told, interrupt wisely, de-escalate unhelpful conflict, and help develop realistic, practical solutions, and re-establish trust levels in the relationship. The therapist will develop new coping strategies that replace old, no longer working ones.

All couple counseling typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The therapeutic treatment plan depends on the problem area. Most importantly, for a healthy relationship, a couple must have a good communication pattern. These skills are always a part of any counseling to aid old problems that are destructive (or not longer working) to get resolved and allow a couple to heal old wounds. Couples counseling empowers the couple to work on their communication more appropriately and with greater intimacy. Also, communication skills help to work through disagreements, to learn skills to fight fairly and to reconcile troublesome differences.

Relationships, even the healthiest ones, require hard work, great effort and ongoing healthy communication. Almost all relationships start out exciting and passionate but take work and effort to keep up their promise for continuance and happiness