Couples therapy should be a welcomed resource for your relationship, not a last resort.
Thinking about marriage counseling or couples therapy? Don't wait. Most couples stay in unfulfilling relationships for far to long to before they seek help. While couples therapy will still be beneficial for most couples who wait, you can save a lot of time, money, and emotional energy by seeking help sooner rather than later. It can take a while to find a good fit so start looking early and be persistent until you find a provider you both trust and respect.
Blair Psychology is committed to providing an emotionally safe environment for couples to do the hard work of repairing their relationship. That means that no one should ever feel ganged up on or unheard during sessions. This means that we will not take sides or keep secrets. Everything we do is based on best practices and is in the interests of helping you be the healthiest couple you can be.
Here is a list of the most common challenges we help couples overcome:
- Transition to Parenthood
- Poor Communication
- Infidelity (Physical & Emotional)
- Disagreements over Finances
- Co-Parenting Issues
- Growing Apart
- Lifestyle Changes
- Health Challenges
- Overcoming Grief
- Family of Origin Issues
- Blended Family Challenges
- Division of Labor
- Work/Life/Family Balance
What to expect:
Good treatment starts with a thorough assessment. The first four sessions of couples therapy make up the assessment phase where a couples’ concerns are outlined in detail, therapy goals are established, and readiness/appropriateness for treatment is assessed.
Session 1: Couple meets together.
Session 2: Partner 1 individual session.
Session 3. Partner 2 individual session.
Session 4: Feedback.
Following the assessment, if it is determined that couples therapy is appropriate and can effectively address your needs, treatment can begin.
Once treatment begins, ALL sessions will be couples sessions. Mixing individual and couples therapy is not a recommended practice. The typical course of treatment last around 20 sessions but can be more or less depending on the specific dynamics of each relationship.
After successfully completing treatment, many couples schedule a check-in session every three to six months for continued accountability and relapse prevention.