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Greater Houston Couples Counseling

Maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship able to weather a lifetime of stressors can be a daunting task. We can all benefit from help from time to time. A 2017 study showed 49% of couples report having attended some form of counseling with their spouse, and research demonstrates that couple therapy has a positive impact on 70% of couples seeking treatment. Moreover, outcomes for couples receiving therapy were shown to be vastly superior to those of couples not receiving treatment.

Common reasons couples seek treatment are listed below.

  • Affairs

  • Communication

  • Children

  • Parenting style

  • Work

  • Money/Debt

  • In-laws

  • Sexual intimacy

  • Deciding between divorce or staying together

Common goals for couples therapy are listed below.

  • Identifying maladaptive behavioral patterns

  • Improving healthy communication

  • Strengthening connection

  • Nurturing emotional vulnerability             

  • Connections to our family of origin

  • Healing past wounds

  • Building trust

  • Bolstering current relationship strengths

  • Creating a plan for relationship maintenance and future problem-solving

Boundaries are set and maintained by the therapist to create a safe environment for thoughts and feelings to be voiced in a manner that doesn’t worsen current problems. The couple’s therapist will build a relationship with both partners, will never take sides, and will make sure each person feels heard, understood, and supported.

FAQs Answered

  • Couples counseling is covered by most insurance and EAP plans.

  • You do not have to be married to attend couples counseling. Many unmarried couples in relationships benefit from therapy.

  • Couples counseling does not always work towards keeping the marriage together. The therapist will work towards the goals collaboratively identified in therapy, which may not always be to stay married.

  • Sex Therapy from a specially trained therapist may be requested.

  • Therapists with a special interest in working with same-sex/LGBTQIA+ relationships and Polyamorous relationships are available.       

Contact The Resilience Center of Houston today to get connected with a therapist trained to support couples in reaching their unique therapeutic goals. We have five convenient locations in Greater Houston.

Greater Houston Therapy Locations

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