COUPLES AND MARRIAGE COUNSELING
Are you having trouble in your relationship? Does it seem like you have having the same arguments over and over without resolution? Maybe the arguments change but the pattern, or interactions never do; you make up, but then days or weeks later you’re back in the same rut. Perhaps you don’t argue, but you essentially live parallel lives—you eat dinner together, focus on the kids or small talk, then one drifts off with the kids or goes and watches TV while the other gets on social media or plays video games. At the end of the day, you go to bed and the get up the next day do it all over again. While living life together, maybe you recognize the closeness and intimacy you once shared has been overshadowed or lost.
Research indicates that 60-70% of couples can make some improvements in their relationships with short term couples’ therapy. The Family Care Center has Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists who can help. Every relationship is different and as unique as the two people in it and we feel it is important to identify and address those issues that are specific to your relationship.
It is our goal to help each couple realize improved engagement in their lives and to equip our clients with skills to progress and grow. The Marriage and Family Therapists at Family Care Center have been trained in many different therapeutic modalities to help couples achieve success in their relationships. Techniques or modalities that might be used are the Gottman Method, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) for Couples and EFT (Emotion-Focused Therapy) for Couples.
Couples therapy will help you gain problem solving skills that change the “blame game” to a win-win problem-solving process to resolution of each of the issues on which they have been stuck. This can be done by teaching skills so a couple can handle their differences together…working out new and better patterns of engagement. It is important that couples have the opportunity to learn skills to regulate the emotional tone between them at a happy and loving level. Instead of anger, depression and anxiety, there is much more sharing of affection, appreciation, hugs and smiles. Also, a couple may benefit by gaining insights into the childhood origins of their problematic habits and promote excessive emotional reactivity.
The Marriage and Family therapists at Family Care Center are equipped to assess the needs in your relationship and help you find success that works for you!