Therapy for Couples in Austin
EXPLORE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MARRIAGE COUNSELING
Marriage counseling, a type of couples counseling, is a form of psychotherapy that can help you make thoughtful decisions about your marriage or other form of life partnership. One of the most common questions that couples approach marriage counselors with is: Should we stay together and strengthen the relationship, or should we go our separate ways?
Marriage counseling is provided by a licensed counselor with experience in couples and family therapy, such as licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Lara Dye. Dr. Dye is happy to provide marriage counseling to all couples, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation.
MARRIAGE COUNSELING MAY BENEFIT COUPLES DEALING WITH:
- Communication problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Substance abuse
- Chronic illness
- Mental health issues
- Child-rearing conflicts
- Financial conflicts
- Long-standing emotional wounds
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MARRIAGE COUNSELING
Marriage counseling helps couples identify and resolve any conflicts or issues in their relationship. It teaches each partner invaluable communication skills, so that they can both work together to get their needs met. It may also serve as a way for a couple to renew their commitment to one another, and start developing coping strategies for moving forward. Alternatively, marriage counseling can help both you and your partner identify the reasons why you need to take space from or even end the relationship.
Marriage is hard work in and of itself, let alone when you involve children, financial problems, infidelity, addiction, trauma, and so many of the other reasons why couples come to us for marriage therapy. If you’re worried that you and your partner are alone, you’re not — all couples struggle with their relationship at one point or another, even if it’s just a basic sense of disconnection. Often, we can’t communicate how we are feeling to ourselves, let alone our partners; marriage counseling may be able to help both of you put your feelings into words.
How Long Does Marriage Counseling Take?
There is no “one-size-fits all” approach to marriage counseling, so it is hard to say what amount of counseling will be necessary for any individual couple. Determinants include the goals of the counseling and the issue(s) being addressed.
Is Couples Therapy Effective?
According to the American Psychological Association, couples therapy as it is currently practiced has a positive impact on 70% of couples receiving treatment.
STOP FIGHTING AND START UNDERSTANDING
Whether you and your partner keep getting in the same fight over and over again or you barely communicate at all, marriage counseling may be able to help. If one or both of you are reticent about the idea of coming in for counseling, you’re not alone — it takes couples an average of six years to make the decision to go to counseling!
The problem is that the longer you wait to get couples therapy, the more entrenched the issues you’re dealing with become. If you and your partner can be proactive about marriage counseling as soon as it feels needed, you may be able to avoid heartbreak, resentment, anger, and other forms of suffering that could last for literally years. To get started, schedule an appointment through our online booking system or by calling (737) 222-7385.