No. Relationship therapy can serve various purposes, including strengthening a healthy relationship, preparing a couple for change, or helping a couple make a big and impactful decision in a healthy way. Couples who attend relationship therapy invest in their future.
At Associates in Counseling & Mediation, all couples are welcome to receive therapy from certified therapists regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Associates in Counseling & Mediation supports love in all of its forms and knows that all couples face similar and diverse challenges and obstacles throughout their relationships.
Yes, through counseling couples can determine whether they want to stay together or part ways. Counseling can provide the setting and encouragement needed for healthy dialogue. In many cases, couples work through differences during their counseling sessions and leave healthier than ever before. In other cases, partners reveal that their desires lie outside of the relationship and can work through that in a healthy way, even if means separation or divorce. Whatever the outcome, the goal is that both partners leave counseling feeling empowered for happiness in the future.
Counselors are trained to uncover core issues creating disconnection and conflict in couples without placing blame or creating added conflict. By uncovering core issues, the counselor can help couples find simple, creative ways to show love and respect for one another in the ways that matter most to each individual, as well as better express themselves when they are hurt or disappointed.
Choosing the right therapist is sometimes a trial-and-error process. As a first step, the couple should do their research by choosing a therapist recommended by a friend or family member and reading online reviews and credentials. After that, the couple simply judges the fit based on their counseling sessions. When the fit is right, the couple feels comfortable with the counselor and feels that they bring something of value to the relationship.
At Associates in Counseling and Mediation, we accept all insurance plans except Medicare. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.