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Couples and Family Therapy

Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy aimed at improving your relationship with your partner. It can effectively tackle various issues like recurring conflicts, feelings of disconnection, infidelity, sexual issues, and challenges from external stressors. Whether you're just starting out or have been together for years, couples therapy can benefit your relationship at any stage.​


Couples therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach and may utilize various methods such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or the Gottman method. During your sessions, you can expect your therapist to take the time to understand you, identify feelings, explore the connection between your past and present, focus on resolution, and teach skills.

Couples therapy involves two individuals working together to address their relationship issues. Sometimes, during couples therapy, it becomes evident that individual therapy may also be beneficial to address personal issues that are affecting the partnership. The goal of couples therapy is for you to better understand each other, improve communication skills, rebuild bonds, strengthen your friendship, resolve conflicts, and enhance overall relationship satisfaction.


​Similar to couples therapy, family therapy isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Different techniques are utilized, such as Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Strategic Family Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, or Structural Family Therapy. Sometimes, family 

therapy is conducted to support a family member struggling with mental illness. Involving the family can assist in helping everyone understand how to better support that individual and improve overall family dynamics.

During family therapy, your therapist may:

  • Ask each family member about their concerns, challenges, and hopes for therapy.

  • Encourage open dialogue and active listening among all family members.

  • Clarify each person's words and feelings to ensure mutual understanding.

  • Help family members recognize the impact of their words and behaviors on one another.

  • Facilitate exploration of how the family can collaborate to make positive changes.

  • Offer strategies for changing problematic behaviors and patterns.

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