Couples Counseling (also known as Couples Therapy or Relationship Counseling) focuses on the dynamics between two (or more!) people in a committed, long-term relationship. We work with couples of diverse backgrounds and circumstances, including interracial, mixed-orientation, and interfaith couples. TherapySmith specializes in affirmative therapy for poly- or non-monogamous relationships and LGBTQ+ couples.
Topics for couples counseling include:
- sexual infidelity and emotional affairs
- improving communication
- increasing intimacy
- reducing conflicts and arguments
- talking about sex
- whether or not to have children
- breaking-up or staying together
- pre-marital counseling
Relationships are work!
However, it’s the kind of work that should feel worthwhile at the end of the day. In order to help you develop and grow together, we focus on your individual strengths and nurture the good in your relationship.
Couples counseling is not about placing blame.
Instead, it’s about allowing each person to have their perspective as well as understanding the impact you have on your partner. As a result, we create space for each person’s point of view to be expressed and for each person’s needs to be met or accommodated.
Sometimes relationships end.
It’s not up to your therapist to tell you whether or not to end your relationship. However, sometimes it can become clear to people in couples therapy that their relationship has run its course and it’s time to break up. At TherapySmith, we can help to facilitate an amicable end to your relationship, if that’s what you want.
Ready to begin Couples Counseling?
We offer a free 20-minute phone or video consultation for couples. Be sure that you and your partner are both able to attend. It is important that we all meet and decide if we can work together. In addition, you will be able to ask me any questions that you may have.
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