“Should I stay or should I go?”
“Can we ever get past the affair?”
“What happened to us? Where did our love go?”
These are questions couples commonly ask themselves when they are feeling sad, stuck and overwhelmed. Couples counseling can help get through rough times and improve connection and communication – even (or, especially) when one partner is reluctant to come in. Seeing a therapist can help you turn towards one another, instead of away – and work on finding a path back to who you both were when you first came together.
Using Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT), we can work on improving negative communication patterns and reactions. Couples therapy is not about blame or taking sides. It’s about getting unstuck and feeling happier with yourself, and with your relationship. Whether you are making major decisions about the direction of your relationship, or simply trying to re-connect, having a time and space to speak openly and honestly is essential – and that is the basic goal of couples therapy.