Communication. Empathy. Connection.

Perhaps it feels like there is a division in your home between you and your partner. Maybe you feel you are adrift from your partner, like you’re living separate lives that don’t overlap anymore. Intimacy, vulnerability, and closeness may have gotten lost in the day to day tasks and stressors. Maybe you don’t feel heard, supported or connected. But you can.  Relate Family Therapy & Counseling works to rebuild those bonds and reconnect all couples, including ones in the LGBTQ+ community.

In therapy, we provide a chance to identify and express how you are feeling in a healthy way. Feeling that you concerns or desires are heard can be the most important step toward repair and healing in a relationship. Together, we can move past the arguing and avoidance to find common ground.

Our therapists recognize that breaking the cycle of negativity and hurt can help the couple create a new norm.  We work with couples that have past triggers that are challenging their current relationship.  We help clients that have lost their ability to communicate with one another or feel that they need a new perspective to help them through. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help.

WORKING WITH COUPLES AND PARTNERSHIPS

You, your partner(s), and your therapist will work together to establish goals and take steps towards achieving them. This means being in session simultaneously, giving mutual effort, treating each other with respect, and engaging in constant collaboration. While sessions will primarily include all partners there is also some individual work to be done in couples therapy. Individual past trauma, histories, and concerns are addressed through the lens of the effect on the partnership and how the partnership can meet these concerns and needs as a unit.

WE CAN HELP WITH

Therapeutic work with couples and partnerships takes effort, time, and consistency. The whole of this relationship is more than each individual within it. This means each person brings their whole self in its entirety into the relationship – their childhood, their attachments (and attachment wounds), their past romantic experiences, their trauma, and every other bit of history that they have. Sometimes these aspects of our humanness consolidate and mesh easily. Sometimes it takes a little more than romance, attraction, or passion to meld each partner’s different histories. This doesn’t mean the relationship isn’t meant to be! It just means there’s room to learn – about trauma, about addiction, about communication, about love languages, and about partnership as a whole. As long as you want to learn and work on your relationship, we are willing to put in the work, too. Our therapists are here to support you in the here and now as you work through your past to move toward the future you seek for this relationship. 

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