All couples experience “ups and downs” in their relationship.
At times we may feel emotionally and physically close to our partner, while at other times we feel disconnected, rejected, and hurt. Couples therapy is an opportunity to gain insight and self-awareness into yours and your partner’s emotional needs, patterns, and fears. With a counselor’s guidance, you can revitalize your relationship and strengthen your bond through learning how to deescalate conflict, reconnect, and create emotional security with your partner.
At the beginning of therapy, our psychologists will conduct a thorough assessment, typically involving both individual and conjoint sessions, to gather information for developing an appropriate treatment plan. Therapeutic interventions are strategically designed to address the couple’s unique needs, taking into consideration situational factors such as infidelity, sexual dysfunction, parenting problems, and blended family adjustment. Oftentimes, couples pursue counseling for more general concerns such as feelings of emotional disconnection, poor communication and problem-solving skills, or frequent arguing.
Regardless of your reason for seeking couples therapy, our counselors at Metta Psychology Group are here to help you and your partner resolve conflict, build trust and respect, and enhance your overall connection. Our psychologists use research-based interventions, such as the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, to provide couples with effective strategies that lead to the best outcomes in your relationship. Counselors will guide you and your partner to identify and break negative interactional patterns, enrich emotional and physical intimacy, and manage conflict in a more effective way. You will learn specific strategies to nurture your appreciation and admiration for each other, as well as ways to counteract negative patterns such as stonewalling, withdrawing, and attacking. Your counselor will help you work together to understand and combat your negative interactional patterns, not each other, to strengthen your bond.
Taking the first step in seeking help can be difficult. At Metta, our counselors are committed to providing couples with a welcoming, nonjudgmental space for you to enhance your relationship and create a lasting, fulfilling life together.