Why go to Relationship/Couples Counseling?
Couples seek relationship counseling for any number of reasons – and it doesn’t mean the relationship is broken or failing.
- Some couples are brought to counseling by a specific injury to the relationship
- Some couples are brought to counseling because their relationship isn’t thriving as they hoped.
- Some couples are brought to counseling as a preventative exercise: more of a fine tuning of their communication and ability to work through conflict.
What to Expect
Generally initial sessions are a chance for the couple and the therapist to get to know one another and generally include both partners. You’ll talk about what brings you to counseling and what resolution looks like. The therapist will answer your questions about the process and tell you what counseling will look like for your relationship.
After the initial session, the therapist may suggest individually meeting with each person to gain a better understanding of individual perspectives and goals, before continuing with couples sessions.
The move to teletherapy has not changed the structure much. In fact, it has served to make couples counseling more accessible as couples are more able to fit the therapy session into their schedule. In the event that the virtual meeting structure is seen as negatively impacting the work, the therapist will work with the couple to create solutions unique to your relationship.