What Is Couples Counseling?

Couples counseling, also called couples therapy or marriage counseling, is a type of psychotherapy. Couples counseling helps all types of couples recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through couples counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways.

Couples Counseling FAQs

What are some signs of struggle?

  • Not Feeling Much Love
  • Not Communicating Well
  • Afraid to Talk
  • Trouble with Intimacy
  • One Partner Had a Physical or Emotional Affair
  • Bickering Endlessly
  • One Partner Considering Breaking Up

Do We Need Marriage Counseling?

One of the most meaningful and significant relationships you can have in your life is the one you share with your romantic partner. People typically share themselves emotionally and physically in romantic relationships in ways that they never would in any other type of relationship. This often leads to beautiful, positive experiences. However, people and situations can change over time. Individuals learn to cope the best way they can, but sometimes pressure and stress can overload a relationship.

If you or your partner feel like you can’t relate to one another, have nothing in common, or find communication to be frustrating or ineffective, couples counseling may be the tool you need to help your relationship recover. Managing a relationship can be incredibly difficult. Please consider couples counseling if:

  • You Are Angry, Confused, or Unhappy With Your Relationship
  • Your Communication Feels Frustrating, Ineffective, or Impossible
  • You Aren’t Having Sex
  • Your Conversations Often Lead To Arguing
  • You or Your Partner Act “Clingy” or Feel Insecure
  • You or Your Partner Have Cheated
  • You Are Fighting a Lot
  • Your Relationship is Draining You

If the list above describes how you or your partner are feeling in your relationship, couples counseling at Phoenix Rebellion Therapy Center may be able to help.

What If We Are Just Having a Fight?

It’s normal for couples to experience conflict and hurt feelings. Sometimes, however, conflict or avoiding conflict can cause your relationship to suffer. You or your partner may no longer see the other as a supportive and loving partner, but instead as an enemy. If you and your partner have reached a place where your relationship is no longer what it once was, enrolling in couples counseling at Phoenix Rebellion Therapy can help.

How Can Couples Counseling Help Us?

Our therapists can assist you in learning new communication skills, developing new ways to connect, and finding joy and happiness with each other. We can assess arguing and fighting and help you, as a couple, resolve issues peacefully, so you feel like you are working together, not apart.

Our therapists can help you identify your feelings and needs so they can be met. In couples counseling sessions, you can also identify patterns that are contributing to frustration. Your therapist can help you clarify if you want to stay together as a couple or move in different directions.

It’s not uncommon for couples to wait until they feel like their partnership or marriage might be over before they seek help. Marriage or couples counseling is much more beneficial if it is done as soon as problems arise. Think of it as a scheduled oil change for your engine rather than waiting until the engine has seized.

Despite where you are at in your relationship, if it isn’t where you want it to be, we can help. We invite you to contact us with any questions and a free, confidential consultation with a licensed therapist. We are here to help you reach your full potential both individually and as a couple.