Couples Therapy — What Does a Couples Therapist Do?
Today, you may find yourself at a point in your relationship’s journey that seems tough to get past. We imagine, though, your life experience tells you that tough times come, but they also go. Likewise, good times return.
An experienced couples therapist can help you and your partner navigate life’s troubling currents. Though you may have heard this practice called marriage counseling, all types of couples can use couples therapy to resolve conflicts and strengthen their bonds. Of course, some couples realize during the counseling journey that they may be better off parting and leading separate lives.
Proper couples therapy comes from licensed therapists known professionally as marriage and family therapists. If you see LMFT after someone’s name on a website, you’re dealing with a licensed couples therapist. Typically, couples’ journeys through this type of relationship counseling last about a dozen sessions, but every couple is unique, naturally. Both partners usually attend the sessions together, though some one-on-one sessions may arise, depending upon a given relationship’s challenges. Your relationship’s session plan will be tailored to your situation, and it may change along your therapy journey.
What Relationship Issues Can a Couples Therapist Address?
Regardless of your marital status or sexual orientation, professional couples counseling can aid your intimate relationship. We strengthen long-established relationships and new ones. After all, understanding one’s partner better can benefit any pairing.
If you’ve recently become engaged, consider couples therapy with your soon-to-be spouse. Completing your therapy journey before your wedding day may improve your chances of extended newlywed bliss.
Any couple can turn to our experienced LMFTs to help resolve issues around: