RELATIONSHIP (COUPLE/FAMILY) THERAPY
We experience different types of relationships throughout our lives – family, friends, and romantic partners.
These relationships are all valuable, and can provide us with a great deal of joy, support, and security.
While relationships can be simple, they can also be alarmingly complex.
And, while they are a force for good in our lives, they can be challenging to navigate when problems arise.
What is Relationship Therapy?
Relationship Therapy, also known as family counseling, couple’s counseling or couple’s therapy, is a form of counseling focused on supporting people improve their relationship by addressing the needs of each individual as well as improving communication and the relationship that exists between them.
Relationship therapy is most often thought to be sought by people who are on the brink of divorce, or are experiencing family conflict, but it is also sought by people who simply want to strengthen their relationships and come to a place of better understanding those with whom they are close.
People may seek relationship therapy when:
- They have a difficult time expressing their feelings to one another
- They find themselves withdrawing or treating one another with contempt
- There has been a breach of trust, such as infidelity or abuse
- They have experienced a major life change, such as a new marriage, the birth of a child, a career and/or lifestyle change, or moving to a new home
- They have trouble making decisions together
- Arguments seem to be unsolvable, or
- They just want to understand each other more and strengthen their relationship.
Even with the people we love most, relationships can be difficult, yet worthwhile to maintain and sustain.
The Benefits of Relationship Therapy:
- Relationship therapy can offer couples numerous benefits.
- Support to resolve conflicts, improve communication,
- Support to build trust, and strengthen the relationship.
- Support to identify underlying issues that are causing problems,
- Support to provide tools to manage stress and develop better problem solving strategies.
- Support to learn to express emotions in a healthy way and to understand each other’s perspectives.
- Support to reconnect and rediscover their relationship, enabling them to move forward in a more positive way.
How We Help
At Kaafi Counseling, we understand that relationships can be difficult at times, and we are here to help. Our therapists are Gottman Method trained and are dedicated to providing support and resources to help you through relationship challenges you may face. We provide conjoint therapy sessions for the diverse types of relationships experiencing different types of challenges and struggles or simply wanting to strengthen their love and their connection. We are here to support you as you seek to support one another.