The Value of Counseling for Couples
Couples and marriage counseling are designed to help couples identify and resolve conflicts. Relationship-building skills may not come naturally to everyone, but they can be developed with care and support. Our services are available to couples in all types of intimate relationships and aren’t limited by your orientation or marital status. We can help with many specific issues, including:
- Communication and trust challenges
- Difficulties with sexual intercourse and intimacy
- Conflicts about child-rearing
- Substance abuse
- Anger and blame
- Domestic abuse
- And more.
Counseling can also benefit couples in a healthy pairing who seek to understand one another better and is even a valuable tool for those who plan to begin a committed relationship. In this case, counseling can enable communication and offer support as new engagements and marriages find their feet.
Our Counseling Process for Dating, Married, and Engaged Couples
At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, counseling begins by exploring both partners’ emotional worlds. Because emotions are internal, it can be difficult for partners to communicate their internal processes, especially when feelings are hurt. This step establishes understanding and improves communication between members of the relationship. Our counselors then begin to address how partners express feelings and react to one another.
You may be given homework to develop relationship skills between therapy sessions. In some cases, patients may be referred to additional types of therapy, such as substance abuse counseling. Whatever the case, the end goal is to decrease negativity and improve problem-solving. We’re not only guiding you toward resolving immediate difficulties but are also teaching you the skills you need to maintain a healthy relationship in the long term.
A Collaborative Effort
Our team of counselors at North Ward Behavioral Health Center have extensive training and experience in both individual and relationship psychology. They are familiar with the complexities involved and highly qualified to advise and support you while you take this journey. We work closely with our clients, seeking to understand their unique needs and priorities. We then take a personalized approach to therapy. The resulting service is sensitive, non-authoritative, and lets couples take the lead in improving their relationships.
Get Started with North Ward Behavioral Health Center
Making the decision to attend marriage counseling or couples counseling can be difficult, but when you’re ready to seek help, choose to trust North Ward Behavioral Health Center. We serve our area from a beautiful, comfortable practice in Newark, NJ, where you and your partner can put your troubles behind you and look toward a happy, healthy future. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment to get started.