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.
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 can help provide support and structure to make these discussions easier to navigate, while respecting both individuals’ views.
The goals of couples therapy can include:
- Increasing 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
- Improve effective communication
- Understanding how dysfunctional patterns are developed and unknowingly repeated
At the Williamsburg Therapy Group, our psychologists take an objective and supportive approach to identify patterns and offer strategic skills to forge a more harmonious partnership. We believe that this can only 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.
How do we start couples therapy?
If you are a couple in New York City who is 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.