Couples therapy is an effective way to address some of the maladaptive patterns that can arise between partners. Abrupt and sudden changes such as life transitions, financial stress, infidelity, and other outside stressors can prove to be overwhelming for some couples to deal with alone. In couples’ therapy, the therapist will assess, identify and explore the presenting patterns and issues that are currently affecting the relationship.
Once the dynamics have been identified, the therapist and the couple will work collaboratively to find ways to both educate and implement relational skills to better improve the relationship. Therapists are there to assist the couple in exploring new ways to communicate, listen, and to create a neutral and safe space for the couple to share their thoughts and feelings.