If you’re wondering “Should we get couples counseling?”, you’re not alone. Nearly every couple has problems at one time or another. Getting therapy to improve your relationship can pave the way for a happier future.
Our couples counseling and marriage therapy services are available to married and non-married partners and LGBTQ+, LGBTQIA and same-sex couples. We offer:
We give couples proven evidence-based tools to break harmful patterns and develop healthier ones. By swapping harmful behaviors for healthier ones, disagreements can be resolved with less hurt and anger.
Repairing your relationship restores closeness and allows positive feelings for one another to re-emerge.
You’ll get plenty of practical strategies that you and your partner can start using immediately. For example:
These are proven, research-based methods to help couples reconnect. With practice, these lead to better ways of resolving differences. This builds more goodwill within the relationship.
These techniques work in all kinds of situations, not only with your spouse or partner. These can be used with any close personal relationship.
Each partner begins counseling with individual visits with their own Ascend therapist. These private sessions allow each person to feel more secure. It makes it easier to share your feelings and concerns more freely with your therapist. That in turn helps the therapist to better prepare you to tackle the problems in the relationship.
When the time is right, both partners and both therapists meet for joint sessions. We’ve found that when each client has “their” therapist there, the couple, as a whole, has better results.
It’s natural to feel frustrated or angry with your partner. And a certain amount of disagreement or arguing is normal.
But the love between a couple can erode over time when the relationship is constantly under stress from:
When one partner is being treated for a serious problem, couples counseling can make a tough road a little easier. Even when both of you think you can “get through it together”, things can fall apart.
Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse, anger management and mood disorders are hard on relationships. In fact, having these issues can make couples counseling even more helpful.
Counseling can help both partners handle the ups and downs that are common in these situations.
Of course, counseling is suitable for couples without those additional issues, too. Anyone struggling with their relationship or marriage can reach out to us.
Absolutely. Our services are LGBTQ+ and LGBTQIA-friendly and benefit married partners, life partners and new partners equally.
Our goal is always to help couples reach their best place as quickly as possible. We can usually offer highly useful tools that quickly help you start feeling and relating better right away. But it depends—relationship issues can be complex, and your specific situation might take more or less time to improve than someone else’s.
We are in-network for most major insurers, so usually counseling is covered.
You can see our current self-pay rates here.
Each appointment runs approximately fifty minutes.