Couple’s Counseling at Counterbalance

Improve Empathy, Communication, and Trust

When couples engage in an effective counseling relationship they often improve foundational interpersonal principles such as empathy, communication, and trust. More specifically, couples begin to learn about the specific relational patterns that function in their relationships that are either serving them well or impeding vulnerability and connection.

Whether we like it or not, as individuals we are oriented by our upbringing, traditional or non-traditional. That prior shaping and associations get pulled into current romantic relationships. Navigating this dynamic and becoming familiar with these tendencies can be a benefit of couple’s counseling.

Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry is well-versed in treating relational challenges. We create a safe space for a full array of couples.

What Couple’s Counseling Sessions Look Like

In a couple’s counseling session, Counterbalance Counseling & Psychiatry therapists spend time with you together and individually to assess all facets of the relationship before any intervention.

In couple’s counseling, there are three clients: partner A, partner B, and the relationship itself. This means that genuine thoughtfulness and clinical skills are necessary to effectively and compassionately treat a couple.

Common Couple’s Relationship Issues

Relationships often face a variety of challenges. Many of these challenges are difficult and require the aid of a counselor to overcome.

Some of the challenges couples face may include but are not limited to:

  • Sex and intimacy
  • Life transitions
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Substance use
  • Family dynamics
  • Non-traditional family structure navigation
  • Parenting

There may also be challenges that one partner is experiencing individually. However, these challenges often affect the relationship and the other partner.