Most people desire an intimate relationship in which they feel affection, love, trust and safety, companionship, and comfort. Where they can be understood, accepted, and valued. A relationship with a partner who acts in your best interests, and where your partner has your back.
All relationships have challenges and experience conflicts, no one is perfect. There is no one reason to seek couples therapy as no two relationships is the same. Events such as illness, betrayal, or money problems impact how partners connect, and unfortunately, disconnect from one another. Sometimes one or both partners drift apart and turn away from each other. Other times communications falter and unfair fighting blames and shames, attacks self-esteem and undermines the bond between couples.
Couples therapy can provide the framework to nurture authentic connection to restore trust and help a couple move forward. It can also be proactive, a time to focus on strengthening the relationship and help it grow. However, it is more commonly sought out as something breaks down in the relationship and the couple looks to reconnect or process hurt.
The outcome of couples therapy may be working through problems together strengthening the bond between them. On the other hand, therapy may help the parties realize they may be better apart.
The clinical psychologists at Healthymynds in Redondo Beach have the skills acquired through education and experience to help you as a couple to make positive changes in your relationship. Their focus is on helping partners to:
- see the relationship objectively
- identify and address relationship issues including problem solving
- improve communications
- manage and resolve conflict
- express feelings, emotions and fears
- gain insight, empathy and compassion
- restore connection, friendship and shared meaning
- build resilience
- deepen emotional connection and
- improve closeness and intimacy
When it feels like your relationship needs a tune up or is in distress, we encourage you to consider couples therapy. At Healthymynds Redondo Beach we offer a complimentary initial consultation so you can learn more about our approach to couples therapy.
Before beginning treatment one of our clinical psychologists will conduct a complimentary initial consultation with you. The goal of the initial consultation is to get a better understanding of you, your history with what brings you to therapy, and what your needs are in therapy. We feel the fit between client and psychologist is extremely important, and the consultation is a great start for you to get a feel for Healthymynds and if we are a fit for your needs. Our goal is to work with you in a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings and work toward flourishing.
If you are thinking of couples therapy, contact us at Healthymynds Redondo Beach, to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about our approach to couples therapy.