Are you and your partner experiencing relationship challenges? For example: Are you going through difficult life transitions? Do you have concerns about your sex and intimacy? Are you dealing with fertility issue? Are you struggling with family dynamics or parenting? Do you have difficulty communicating about your want, needs, or concerns?
To find out more about how Couples Therapy at The Holding Space may benefit your relationship, read below!
What is Couples Therapy?
Couples therapy (a.k.a. couples counseling, marriage counseling, or pre-marriage counseling) is joint therapy for you and your romantic partner. You and your partner will see the therapist together, which promotes open communication within a safe environment. This communication is necessary for identifying harmful patterns of relating and communicating in the relationship. While one or both of you may gain individual benefits, couples therapy is meant to benefit the couple as a whole. Working together with a therapist will help both of you gain a deeper understanding of what the other is going through and to learn to share responsibility for your relationship; ultimately, this may lead to improvements in relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution. If you are experiencing stress and/or strain in your relationship or family; are having issues related to sex, intimacy, and/or fertility; or would like to deepen your connection and communication with your partner, couples counseling might be right for you.
What does Couples Therapy look like?
At The Holding Space, we help you identify the issues that are specific to your relationship and offer an individualized, holistic approach to address them. This starts with welcoming our clients into a warm and accepting environment, which we believe is necessary for creating the trust and safety needed for therapeutic work. Once safety is established, the therapist will attempt to facilitate open, honest, and healthy communication between you and your partner about present
concerns, but also each other’s pasts. Deep exploration of each other’s history can allow connections to be made between current struggles and wounds that were created in childhood, which ultimately promotes empathy and understanding. Through empathy and understanding, we
help couples shift old, harmful patterns and create new, healthy ones. Even if you are already in, or plan to begin, individual therapy, couples therapy may help to address issues specific to your relationship.
Who does Couples Therapy work for?
Whether you’ve reached a turning point or are simply trying to foster more connection, here at The Holding Space, we believe it’s never the wrong time to attend to your relationship. If both you and your partner are willing and ready to gain a deeper understanding of each other and your relationship, couples therapy might be right for you. If you also experience personal concerns—such as addiction, anxiety, depression, or trauma—you may consider individual
therapy in conjunction with couples therapy.
Common topics we address in couples therapy include:
Sex and Intimacy
LGBTQIA+ and non-traditional relationship challenges
Managing the unexpected (e.g., illness, career concerns, grief)
To find out if Couples Therapy might be a fit for your couple’s unique needs, contact us for a free consultation today!