Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling in Birmingham Alabama

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

Do you feel alone in your relationship? Have you experienced being hurt, frustrated, or angry with your spouse/partner? Do you avoid closeness? Does life feel like an ongoing argument? Have you thought about leaving the relationship? Do your attempts to talk about it only make things worse between the two of you? Couples counseling could be the solution you have been looking for.

What is Couples Therapy?

The APA defines couples therapy is a type of therapy in which both partners in a committed relationship are treated at the same time by the same therapist or therapists. Couples therapy is concerned with problems within and between those individuals that affect their relationship. 

Couple walking through the park after marriage counselingHow Do We Know If Marriage Or Couples Counseling Will Benefit Us?

Many things can affect the quality of a marriage or relationship. Infidelity, anger, illness, and sexual issues are common reasons people decide to seek help from a marriage counselor. Relationships can be tested in numerous ways – even the gradual growing apart from one another. Most people hope that problems will resolve automatically, but that is rarely the case. In fact, the sooner couples seek help, the better the outcome in therapy.

A troubled relationship can also affect each individual in the relationship. The stress takes a toll on work performance and can affect the quality of life of the children in the family.

Some couples seek counseling just to strengthen and deepen their bond with one another.

Help for Relationships:

There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. When two people make a commitment to one another, they also bring their own history, values, and opinions into the union. Couples therapy helps couples (married or not) improve their relationship by giving them communication skills, problem-solving skills, and helping them negotiate their differences. Many couples will seek pre-marital counseling prior to entering into marriage.

Couples Therapy To Strengthen the Relationship:

Resolution of problems is not the only reason couples come into therapy. Some couples seek counseling to strengthen and deepen their bond with one another. They want to understand each other at a more intimate level.

Couples therapy sessionAdults who have suffered from chronic trauma during their childhoods from trusted adults often have difficulty regulating their emotions and may display panic attacks or complain of chronic pain and fatigue. They may have very critical views of themselves or a history of impaired personal relationships.

What do couples do in therapy?

Most couples will meet for weekly sessions with homework in between. This is designed to improve communication and foster a deeper bond.

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If you are ready to put your relationship first, contact us today and set up an appointment for couples therapy or marriage counseling!

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