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Couples Therapy in Brooklyn NY


Couples often choose to begin couples therapy when the relationship feels stuck. Perhaps trust has been broken, arguments are getting more frequent and intense, communication is breaking down, or emotional and physical intimacy is diminished. Sometimes one member of the relationship needs help expressing themselves to the other or has something important to share. If this is the case, couples therapy in Brooklyn NY at Williamsburg Therapy Group could be the solution to creating a stronger and healthier relationship.


What is couples therapy?


Couples therapy provides a safe, structured place for partners to explore their unique perspectives of the relationship. Discussions about past events in a relationship, changes in perspective, and what lies ahead in the future can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Our psychologists serve as facilitators who remain neutral in this process and help provide support and structure to make these discussions easier to navigate while respecting both individuals' views.


The goals of couples therapy can include:


  • Improve communication skills
  • Address repetitive conflict cycles
  • To increase the sense of safety and support for insecurity and jealousy
  • Discussing infidelity and finding ways to move forward, whether toward repairing or separation
  • Addressing controlling behaviors
  • Understanding how dysfunctional patterns are developed and unknowingly repeated

When is it a good time to seek couples therapy?


Ideally, the best time to seek couples therapy is before your relationship becomes a real problem. Start to consider looking for a couples therapist when things are starting to feel shaky in the relationship. We understand it might not seem pertinent when the issues are not so serious at the moment, but keeping couples therapy in mind could prevent the relationship from getting worse.


What relationships benefit from couples therapy?


All kinds of relationships can benefit from couples counseling. At Williamsburg Therapy Group, our psychologists work hard to restore people's connection and create a healthier and stronger relationship.


Our therapists are ready to work with any relationship, including:


  • Same-sex relationships
  • Second marriages
  • Long-term relationships
  • Blended families
  • Mixed race marriages/relationships
  • Adoption
  • Open relationships
  • Transgender or gender-nonconforming members of a relationship

What should I expect in couples therapy?


Couples therapy will usually begin with some preliminary questions to get an idea of the relationship. These questions will be in regards to the history of the relationship, values, and cultural background.


The therapist will then assist the couple in pinpointing the problem and focusing on treating the couple's issues. Once the problem has been identified, the therapist will establish treatment goals and a treatment plan may be discussed.


Often the couple will be assigned homework to help change behaviors and ways of interacting with each other. Most couples benefit highly from relationship counseling as long as both individuals are committed to improving the relationship.


How do we start couples therapy?


If you are a couple in New York City looking for help addressing struggles and improving your relationship, please schedule an appointment at one of our Brooklyn offices with one of our experienced psychologists. Click here to meet the team and find a provider who's right for you.


Our psychologists at the Williamsburg Therapy Group take an objective and supportive approach to identify patterns and offer strategic skills to forge a more harmonious partnership. We believe that this can be achieved by creating a safe space for both partners to be heard and respected. Through discussing patterns in the relationship and developing new ways to address old problems, couples can find new ways to relate to each other and move toward a hopeful future.


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