Couple counseling, a.k.a. couple therapy or marriage counseling, helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Typically both partners are in session, but under certain circumstances, one partner may choose to work individually. Although it is more challenging to work on your relationship if your partner is unwilling to go to counseling, you can still benefit from learning ways to better communicate and interact.
Some couples seek counseling to strengthen the bond they already share, to rebuild a troubled relationship, or to realize their relationship is at an impasse. Couple counseling can address issues involving communication problems, anger, infidelity, divorce, sexual difficulties, parenting, financial problems, substance abuse, and many other difficulties. I can help you develop skills to communicate openly, to problem solve jointly, and to address differences rationally. You will be able to examine the positive and negative aspects of your relationship as you better understand the sources of your conflicts. These sessions can help you move forward in whichever direction is best for you and your partner.
If divorce is the direction you decide to take, counseling can help reduce the pain and chaos often experienced. The way you choose to get divorced and how to handle the children will be addressed. Having a healthy post-divorce relationship is always in the best interest for your children.
As a neutral mental health professional in Collaborative Divorce, I can guide you to the right team of professionals including collaboratively trained attorneys and financial professionals. The collaborative Process enables your divorce to be handled cooperatively, respectfully and privately.