Houston Couples Counseling
we treat couples
Maintaining a healthy relationship that is able to weather a lifetime of stressors takes tremendous, ongoing effort and investment. Relationship ups and downs are normal, but couples may benefit from professional help when destructive patterns or disconnection threaten the relationship's trajectory and survival. A 2017 study showed that 49% of couples report having attended some form of counseling with their spouse. Below are common reasons couples seek treatment.
Decision to break up or stay together
Research finds that couples therapy has a positive impact on 70% of couples seeking treatment, and outcomes for couples receiving therapy were shown to be vastly superior to those of couples not receiving treatment. Below are some common tasks in couples therapy.
Identifying destructive patterns
Improving healthy communication
Nurturing emotional vulnerability
Identifying relationship patterns from our family of origin
Healing past wounds
Creating a plan for relationship maintenance
Therapists will build a relationship with both partners, will never take sides, and will make sure each person feels heard, understood, and supported. The therapist sets and enforces clear ground rules for session communication to create a safe environment for each partner to voice thoughts and feelings without worsening current problems.
Couples counseling is covered by most insurance and EAP plans.
You don't 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 relationship together. The therapist and couple with collaboratively identify goals, which may not always be to stay together.
Sex Therapy from a specially trained therapist may be requested.
Therapists with a special interest in working with LGBTQIA+ and Polyamorous relationships are available.