Traditional Couples Counseling

You may consider couples counseling if you are trying to decide if this is the relationship you see yourself in long term. Couples counseling is most successful for those who are either invested in repairing their relationship or for those who want to decide if they're a great match for each other. People who want to invest in their relationship and want to maximize their experience with their partner can learn and implement the tools and skills needed to revitalize a relationship or create and sustain a relationship that is healthy and happy. Traditional couples counseling is for those relationships that are stressed and may be experiencing any of the following (but not limited to):

  • Communication problems
  • Infidelity and broken trust
  • Anger, aggression, and verbal abuse
  • Money problems
  • Parenting problems
  • Problems with intimacy and sexuality 

Premarital Counseling

When you become engaged, it’s an exciting time! It is easy to get caught up in the planning of a wedding, so much so that a couple often forgets that they need to plan the marriage! It is a documented fact that couples who receive some form of premarital counseling have lower divorce rates than couples who do not fully explore complex relationships prior to their marriage. Helping couples define healthy patterns and establish skills to get through difficult times is crucial. Premarital counseling is a great place to further discuss issues such as:

  • Life Style Expectations
  • Personality Match
  • Personal Issues and Habits
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Religion and Values
  • Parenting Goals
  • Sexuality
  • Finances
  • Readiness for Commitment
  • Career Goals and Values

Separation and Divorce Counseling

Although no one wants to experience divorce, unfortunately there are times that marriage ends in termination. If you find yourself in this position, counseling services are offered to aid in the emotional recovery from separation and divorce. We believe that the process of grieving, letting go, and moving on can become more manageable and less painful when worked through with an experienced therapist. Some of the issues addressed include:

  • Working through the stages of loss
  • Identifying and coping with complex feelings
  • Helping children adjust
  • Easing isolation
  • Finding forgiveness
  • Defining yourself as a single person
  • Utilizing available resources in the healing process

Co-Parenting Counseling

When parents are separating, or have gone through a divorce, oftentimes it is difficult to communicate and make decisions with one another regarding their children. Co-parenting Counseling is highly structured and focused on increasing communication skills between parents. and developing strategies for preventing or reducing conflicts that arise. A therapist can also help parents resolve anger or grief related to the ending of the relationship so that both can focus more fully on parenting issues without the intrusion of destructive feelings.

  • Establishing routine and consistency for the children
  • Finding commonalities in parenting
  • Identifying and coping with complex feelings
  • Helping children adjust
  • Finding forgiveness
  • Setting boundaries and limits