Committed, romantic relationships are among the most complex, rewarding, and delicate social bonds that individuals form with one another. Unfortunately, relationships do not come with a manual and even the strongest partnership can experience rough patches and bumps in the road.
It is important to understand that couples therapy is not just the last resort of a relationship on the brink of a break up; even couples that want to learn more effective ways of communicating with one another can benefit from meeting with a well-trained and compassionate therapist.
Whether you have been in a relationship with your spouse or partner for months or years, the unique dynamics of your partnership can change as a consequence of daily stressors, traumatic events, or a myriad of other factors. When faced with conflict, couples therapy can provide the tools you and your partner need to create healthy solutions together.
At Georgetown Psychology Associates, we work with couples from a wide range of backgrounds and with many different relationship concerns. Our couples therapists provide the positive, safe, and supportive environment and careful guidance that you and your loved one need to strengthen your relationship and reconnect.
Goals of Couples Therapy
When couples routinely avoid conflict, develop harmful patterns of relating, or engage in heated power struggles, each partner can be left feeling misunderstood, hurt, frustrated, or hopeless. The success of couples therapy largely depends on each partner’s dedication to participating in the process. We understand that every relationship is as unique as the partners that create it, and therefore, we take the time to help each partner understand his or her own needs, as well as the individual role that he or she plays in the relationship as a whole.
Problems Addressed in Couples Therapy
Common relationship issues that may be addressed during couples therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Conflicts about child-rearing
- Considering divorce
- Communication barriers
- Emotional distance
- Financial issues
- Insecure attachment
- Lack of trust
- Negative, repetitive patterns
- Sexual dissatisfaction
- Substance abuse
Our team relies on research-based methods for helping partners work toward resolving conflicts, achieving greater understanding, and ultimately, improving communication and fostering a deeper connection. Change can happen, and we’re here to help you get there.