What is Couples Counseling?

Marriage and Family Therapist

Couples, or marriage, counseling usually includes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques/Exercises (CBT) which can assist a couple in building a positive relationship, and help them keep away from negative feelings. For example, thwarted expectation, loss of love/fondness, anger, and detachment or divorce with the support of a marriage and family therapist are just a few negative situations which CBT or EFT can help avoid.

Marriage and Family Counseling is substantially more research & result oriented. As a result, an ever-increasing number of individuals are opting to utilize this tool. It is now seen by most medical professionals and marriage counseling therapists as medically necessary for the optimal health of a relationship when problems or issues start brewing.

If a person and their significant other have ever contemplated couples' counseling, the odds are very high that they might require it. This is due to the fact that a huge majority of people tend to reduce, ignore, or avoid conflicts. Knowing what is in store, and how to set proper goals with a marriage and family therapist is necessary too.

What to expect from marriage counseling?

A person can expect weekly counseling sessions to last for the duration of one to three months. Couples or marriage counseling will probably include homework and activities to practice in the middle of weekly sessions. Depending on the approach of a counselor's treatment, a person and their partner may spend the initial sittings going over their current situation, the historical backdrop of the relationship and the couple expects from the treatment. From that point, a counselor may plan separate sessions for each partner to learn one-on-one about their objectives and desires for the relationship and treatment. Any following sessions would incorporate both partners together.

Goal Setting:

The couple can evaluate their commitment to each other and urge for change by setting goals for therapy. Goals will depend on their relation's current scenario, but can include:

  • Effective Communication.
  • Thriving through Life-changing Events.
  • Conducting Family Meetings.
  • Clarifying Values Conflicts.
  • Anger Management.
  • Stress Management.
  • Work/Home Roles & Parenting Strain.
  • Infidelity/ Solving Sexual Problems.
  • Managing Midlife Crisis.

A Counselor will:

  • Provide a fair, secure, and private setting for you and your companion to explore your relationship.
  • Assist you to recognize the differences among you and your partner and then decide what changes to make individually and within the relationship.
  • Provide family therapy to reduce distress and conflict and improve interaction among the family members.
  • Work on discovering common ground rather than playing the blame game.

The Couple can:

  • Be willing to observe their relationship from a new outlook.
  • Take accountability for their individual actions.
  • Share everything they discovered about themselves, even after the counseling ends.
  • After 10 to 15 sessions, be able to see the positive changes in their relationship.

Choosing the best marriage /family therapist for you:

Search for a licensed and qualified counselor who will tailor therapy to a couple’s strengths and difficulties.

The couple must feel comfortable with their therapist, so should take the time to assess how a counselor is going to affect each of them.

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