Relational Psych provides compassionate, insightful couples therapy to help couples reconnect, understand each other, and resolve ongoing conflicts. You and your partner might be seeking therapy because you:
Feel stuck in a negative pattern of arguing, emotional distance, or poor communication
Wish you could feel closer but don’t know how to get there
Find your lack of connection unsettling compared to how you used to be
Have felt disconnected for so long it seems normal
If you're ready to invest in healing and moving forward with your relationship, we're here to help.
The Benefits of Couples Therapy
Couples therapy provides a safe, supportive environment for you and your partner to improve your relationship with the guidance of a therapist. Some of the many benefits of couples therapy include:
Improve Communication and Listening Skills Many relationship problems stem from poor communication and misunderstandings. A therapist can teach you and your partner healthy communication techniques like speaking clearly, active listening, expressing needs, and avoiding criticism or contempt. You'll learn to better understand each other.
Resolve Conflicts and Let Go of Resentment Couples therapy helps you get to the root of ongoing conflicts and long-held resentments that hurt your bond. By learning conflict resolution tools, you can argue constructively, compromise, and forgive each other for past hurts. This reduces tension and brings you closer.
Rebuild Intimacy and Reconnect Emotionally Intimacy often suffers when couples are stuck in negativity. Couples counseling rebuilds intimacy by helping you be more vulnerable, express appreciation, have meaningful conversations, and engage in thoughtful acts of kindness. Your emotional connection deepens.
Develop Tools to Manage Differences and Grow Together Every couple has differences that can drive them apart over time. Therapy equips you with skills to embrace each other's quirks, respectfully discuss changes you want, and nurture continual growth as individuals and partners. You develop a shared vision.
Prevent Divorce and Separation For couples experiencing distress, couples therapy is often the best way to prevent a downward spiral ending in unwanted separation. By addressing issues early and learning healthier habits, couples can get back on track and rediscover why they fell in love.
Thoughtfully Approach Separation Not every relationship will last a lifetime. This can be unwanted, heartbreaking, and disruptive, but it doesn't have to be traumatic. Having a therapist with you both to walk through these impossible conversations and experiences can support you in the next stage of your lives.
How Couples Therapy Can Help
At Relational Psych, our couples therapists draw from psychodynamic theory and other evidence-based approaches to help you and your partner improve your relationship, communication, and satisfaction. Here's a sample of different approaches.
Resolve Unconscious Conflicts with Psychodynamic Therapy Psychodynamic therapy helps you gain insight into the unconscious patterns, family dynamics, and inner conflicts driving relationship struggles. Increased self-awareness leads to healthier ways of relating to each other and yourself.
Create Emotional Safety with EFT Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) creates emotional safety so you and your partner can be vulnerable. You'll learn to be responsive to each other's attachment needs, promote bonding, and stabilize your relationship.
Gain Insights from the Gottman Method The renowned Gottman Method helps build friendship, manage conflict, deepen intimacy, and develop shared meaning. You'll gain research-backed skills to increase understanding, empathy, and long-term fulfillment.
Our couples therapists customize treatment based on your relationship's unique needs and goals, and they'll tailor your sessions to target the core issues impacting your communication, intimacy, and happiness as a couple. You'll gain insights and skills to transform your relationship.
What to Expect in Couples Therapy
When you start couples counseling with Relational Psych, here is what you can expect:
Warm, Nonjudgmental Environment Our therapists create a safe, welcoming space for openness and vulnerability. We don't judge or have expectations on what your relationship should look like. We are patient and don't have a time limit on your growth trajectory. We meet you where you are and customize your treatment based on you and your relationship. Both Partners Fully Heard and Understood Each partner will feel truly heard, understood, and advocated for in sessions. We won't take sides and we'll create space for both partners' experiences to be valid. You'll both gain valuable perspective and practice listening with the strength of your relationship as the goal. Tailored Interventions Based on Clinical Expertise and Your Needs Your desires for your relationship, your strengths, and your needs dictate what treatment looks like. There isn't one path towards happiness in a relationship and we don't limit you by imposing expectations or templated approaches. We have the expertise to guide you and you'll also need to be brave and do the work to grow yourself and the relationship. The focus is on meeting your relationship where it is and collaboratively creating a healthier, stronger future together. Our couples therapists are committed to your success.