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Couples therapy, also known as marriage or relationship counseling, is a form of psychotherapy designed to help couples navigate challenges and improve the overall health of their relationship. This therapeutic approach involves sessions with a trained therapist who facilitates open communication between partners, addressing issues such as communication breakdowns, conflicts, emotional disconnect and attachment styles.

The goal of couples therapy is to foster understanding, strengthen emotional bonds, and provide tools for resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. Therapists often employ various techniques, including active listening, conflict resolution strategies, and behavior modification exercises. Through the collaborative efforts of the couple and the therapist, couples therapy aims to create a supportive environment that promotes positive change, allowing partners to rebuild and enhance their connection.

Couples Secret Policy

It’s important for a couple to have trust and open communication throughout therapy. The Couples Secret Policy is key to promoting honesty, transparency, and positive relationship health. You trust me to use my professional experience as it relates to individual confidences and whether what is shared privately should be discussed in a session. I do not have preconceived thoughts about whether you should stay together or separate. I believe it is important to explore such questions openly, honestly, and thoroughly in a structured and supported environment.

Both clients will need to sign a Couples Secret Policy prior to the first session.

An Explanation of Attachment Styles

Attachment styles refer to the emotional bonds individuals form with significant others, often developed in early childhood and influencing adult relationships.

Psychologist John Bowlby introduced the concept, identifying four primary attachment styles:

  • Secure. A secure attachment style is characterized by a sense of comfort with intimacy and a belief in the reliability of others.
  • Anxious-preoccupied. Anxious-preoccupied individuals may seek excessive reassurance and fear abandonment.
  • Dismissive-avoidant. Dismissive-avoidant individuals downplay the importance of close relationships
  • Fearful-avoidant. Fearful-avoidant individuals oscillate between the desire for closeness and the fear of intimacy.

Attachment styles significantly impact how people approach and experience relationships, influencing communication, trust, and emotional intimacy throughout their lives. Understanding one’s attachment style can be instrumental in fostering healthier connections and addressing challenges in interpersonal relationships.

High-Conflict Couples

High conflict couples are those who frequently engage in intense and persistent disagreements, often characterized by hostility, resentment, and a lack of effective communication. These couples may find themselves caught in a cycle of repetitive arguments, struggling to resolve conflicts or reach compromises.

High conflict can stem from various sources, such as unresolved issues, differences in communication styles, or unmet emotional needs. The intensity of these conflicts can take a toll on the emotional well-being of both partners and the overall health of the relationship. Effective intervention, such as couples therapy, can be crucial in helping high conflict couples understand and address the root causes of their disputes, improve communication skills, and work towards building a more harmonious and constructive relationship. Identifying and addressing the underlying issues is key to breaking the cycle of high conflict and fostering a healthier and more supportive partnership.

Does any of this resonate for you and your relationship? Reach out today, and let’s begin the process of mending those deep relational wounds and transforming your partnership into the deep connection you both desire.