What is Couples Therapy?
Couples counseling involves a licensed clinical therapist and two people who are in a committed relationship and who experience some form of stress in their relationship dynamics. This could be because of one or many reasons.
How Does Couples Counseling in Denver Work?
The goal of relationship therapy is to increase the quality of the overall relationship. Couples counseling’s sole focus is the relationship and, although psychoeducation and regulation skills may be taught, these are for the couple to utilize in their relationship. Sometimes it will be recommended that one or both members of the relationship engage in individual therapy to address topics and symptoms that do not apply to relationship counseling. The goal of the therapist is to remain objective and natural to maintain balance and not take sides to enable healing in the relationship.
When to Seek Couples Therapy?
Every relationship dynamic experiences and manages stress differently. Some questions to consider asking while searching for a couples counselor near you include:
- Are there patterns to our (the relationship’s) stress(ors)?
- Is my partner open to feedback and growth?
- Can the issues be resolved without a couples therapist’s support?
- Are the relationship challenges past the point of reconciling
Couples therapy becomes important when a relationship experiences distress. Either a member in a relationship can seek to initiate couples counseling or the couple themselves can initiate the process. Couples counseling occurs in a safe, therapeutic environment to better the overall quality of the relationship. In some cases, after the couple engages in therapy they may decide to end their relationship.
What Can Couples Therapy Help With?
Working with a couples therapist near you can support with a variety of challenges to include:
- Virtual Affairs
- Communication challenges
- Disability/Chronic Illness
- Managing conflict
- Interpersonal issues
- Mental health symptoms interfering with relationship dynamics
Does Relationship Counseling in South Denver Work?
Relationship counseling can work. Couples counseling works best when both partners are open to growth and transformation and recognize that there are issue(s) that need to be addressed.
Can Couples Therapy be Done Virtually?
There has been a significant increase in online couples therapy due to its accessibility and flexibility. Relationship counseling can now take place in the evenings after work, early in the mornings, or on the weekends to meet people’s schedules and needs.
Does Revitalize Mental Health Offer Couples Counseling Services?
Revitalize Mental Health does offer couples counseling as a form of therapy. Our therapist’s specialty revolves around how mental health symptoms impact relationship dynamics and then effects the relationship. Daniel Gospodarek pulls from his years of experience providing clinical services to those experiencing severe mental health symptoms.
Start Couples Therapy Now
Don’t delay getting the support you need to get your relationship back on track. Wishing that things would become better doesn’t always work. If you would like to schedule a free 20-minute consultation, submit a form here to connect with us. Or you can simply call 720.295.6703. We look forward to hearing from you!