Psychotherapy for couples
Therapy for couples is a specialized form of psychological service. According to the most recognized theory of romantic love, couples form a very important connection with each other and depend on this bond to face the many challenges of life. However, sometimes dynamics outside or within the relationship threaten this vital connection, which in turn create a sense of insecurity, anxiety, distress, conflict, aloneness, and distrust. Partners often focus on the content of their arguments rather than the underlying reasons and emotional undercurrents for their disconnection, reactivity, and behavior.
Our work is specifically oriented towards building trust, interdependence, responsiveness, safety, and love in romantic relationships. By expanding on and reorganizing key emotional moments in the interactions between partners, we hope to change repetitive negative cycles of interaction into positive ones. When partners begin to share deeply with each other, they foster the creation of a new bond–a secure connection to face whichever life-challenge together.
How do I get started…
Your first step is to call us or send a message to schedule your initial appointment. You will be asked to provide some basic information, such as your name and address and your partner’s name. Insurance does not consider couples therapy to be a medically necessary service. Even though couples are deeply impacted by the quality of their relationship, there is no covered diagnosis or disorder that represents their struggle or their treatment. Therefore, couples therapy is a service paid for out-of-pocket.
Scheduling your first meeting does not commit you to therapy, rather it gives both you and your potential therapist an opportunity to evaluate what is going on in your life and see whether we are a good match for what you are seeking.
We are interested in developing a collaborative relationship with you in which we will try to decide together what kind of treatment would fit you best. If we feel that someone, in our group or in the community, is better suited for what you are looking for, we will offer a referral. Otherwise, we will create a treatment plan and schedule follow up appointments accordingly.