Inherently, when people come together there is opportunity for friction and discord. This is no different in terms of a relationship. Differing points of views, values, and opinions sometimes collide. No relationship can avoid this – no matter how perfect it may seem.
When is it time to seek relationship counseling?
However, if your relationship dynamic is in a constant state of stress or toxicity it may be time to see out a relationship therapy to address these concerns. Relationship therapy can be conducted either via online therapy or in-person depending on preferences.
How can relationship counseling help my relationship?
Relationship counseling can help create a safe, neutral place to discuss a variety of concerns. Some of these therapy topics include:
- Mental health challenges
- Communication issues
- Raising children
- Fertility challenges
- Parenting dynamics
- Parental responsibility
What will relationship therapy entail?
As with individual therapy, the first few sessions of relationship therapy will be centered around assessment of interpersonal dynamics and challenges. As these challenges are addressed, the therapist you are working with may suggest that a member(s) of the relationship seek out individual therapy on their own accord to address specific concerns no fit for relationship therapy. Individual therapy may be utilized to specific concerns, i.e. trauma therapy or addiction counseling
How long will relationship therapy last?
That depends on you and the challenges in your relationship. Some people and their challenges respond quickly to therapy interventions while other people and issues do not. Persistence, commitment, and openness to the therapeutic process will yield the best results.
If you or someone you know is having challenges in their relationship we offer free 20-minute consultations to determine if we are a good fit to work together. Submit a form here and we will reach back out in the near future.