The decision to try couples counseling is a challenging one. It’s natural to have questions about this process, so I’ve gathered the most common questions I hear about couples therapy:
Which kinds of couples do you see?
We welcome couples of any age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and marital status.
When is the right time to start couples therapy?
Contrary to common belief, there is no “right” or “wrong” time to start couples therapy. Studies show that couples wait about an average of six years before seeking professional help. Whether you’ve been together more or less than 6 years, couples therapy can begin at any time.
What if my partner refuses to go to couples therapy?
Couples therapy should be a voluntary process, where both partners are open to seeing how counseling can help. If your partner has questions about the therapy process before our first session, they are welcome to contact us. Otherwise, we welcome you to come on your own. Change in your relationship is still possible in individual sessions.
We don’t know whether or not we’re going to stay together. Should we still go to couples therapy?
Absolutely. Couples therapy can help you both decide what the future of your relationship will look like. Regardless of the outcome, we’re here to help.
Why should we attend therapy if we’re already separated and contemplating divorce?
Separation and divorce are complex and often emotional processes. Attending therapy together can help you healthily separate or divorce, avoiding possible resentment, conflict, and confusion. Sessions will be focused on communication, boundaries, and expectations.
Don’t see your question listed here? I’d love to help. Contact me with any questions you may have.