It’s easy for couples to get into ruts, and sometimes those ruts become repeated patterns within the relationship. No matter if a couple is dating, engaged, married, divorcing, or remarrying, there are opportunities to improve these partnerships by interrupting unhelpful patterns so that mutual support and respect are accomplished. Creative Family Counseling offers many types of couples counseling in a safe and respectful atmosphere.
When relationships become strained, we don’t function as optimally as we can. It is during these times that maladaptive patterns, called “negative interaction cycles,” can emerge.
Our therapists have specialized training to address these issues so clients can regain harmony in their lives. By identifying the repetitive, negative interaction cycle, you and your therapist are then able to learn, practice, and achieve healthier interaction cycles.
Perhaps financial strain, child rearing, social media abuse, infidelity, or addiction are causing disruption in your partnership. Perhaps you and your partner need help to communicate more effectively or make a difficult decision. Perhaps you’re just not connecting the way you’d like to. Maybe you’ve decided upon divorce but need help navigating a continued relationship for co-parenting reasons. Couples therapy helps clients to navigate the challenges of relationships and resolve interpersonal strife.
By utilizing active and reflective listening, Narrative and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques, and a collaborative approach our therapists will allow each person to feel heard as well as begin to understand the source of their reactive emotions which drive their patterns of interacting. It is through this process that you will uncover your hidden strengths and develop healthier patterns which foster more enriching and satisfying relationships in your life.