Attending Couples Counseling Alone or With Your Partner
Individual Couples Counseling
Individual counseling is between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling.
With Your Partner
This counseling helps recognize and resolve interpersonal conflicts and improve their life and relationships.
Reasons for Couples Counseling
Non Traditional Relationship
About Couples Counseling
Couples therapy attempts to improve romantic relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts. Couples counseling is offered to support people in relationship who may be considering separation or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. People in relationship seek counseling for any number of reasons, from power struggles and communication problems to sexual dissatisfaction to infidelity. Counseling is recommended as soon as discontent arises in a relationship. I work with couples who are committed to staying together and working to strengthen their relationship.
Sessions will focus on:
- helping partners negotiate behavior changes
- teach more effective communication skills
- A focus on a specific problem (i.e. sexual difficulties, Internet addiction, jealousy)
- Active participation on the part of the therapist in treating the relationship itself, rather than each individual separately.
- Solution-focused, change-oriented interventions early on in treatment.
- A clear establishment of treatment objectives.
In research conducted by the American Association of Marriage and Family, more than 97% of surveyed couples said they got the help they needed from couples therapy. In addition, 93% of couples said therapy gave them more effective tools for dealing with conflict.
Employee Assistance Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide in-person or online counseling?
All counseling sessions are conducted via a secure and easy-to-use telehealth platform (Zoom or Sondermind). I am not providing any in-person counseling.
How many sessions would it take to save my marriage?
Every couple is different.
Do you prescribe medication?
Medication is prescribed by a board-certified doctor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Why would I want to talk to a therapist?
People usually decide to talk to a therapist when the pain of what they are trying to cope with becomes too overwhelming for them to handle on their own and they recognize they need help.
Do you take Employee Assistance Programs?
I currently receive referrals for ESI, Magellan, Cigna, Wellspring, and Empathia (Life Matters). If your EAP is not listed, please provide contact details and I will register with your EAP.
Do you take insurance and how does that work?
Complete the intake documentation. Provide a copy of the front and back of your insurance card. Once your insurance has been verified, request an appointment.