What happens in relationship counseling?
Many times couples come to a session and think that they will each get a turn to share their side of the story and that the counselor will sit and listen and then make a decision as to who is the one with the “right” perspective. In our counseling approach, we believe that every story is the “right” story if you take the time to understand it. Our work with couples helps each partner to see the perspective of the other partner even when the two are not in agreement.
Does relationship counseling always help?
We are devoted to helping couples figure out a pathway through the complications of relationship connections. We know that not all relationships are able to recover from ruptures and disconnections. Even so we work very hard to help each couple explore options for relationship improvement.
How long does couples counseling take?
We know that each couple is different and will need different amounts of time to work through relationship issues. We usually suggest that couples commit to 12 sessions of couples counseling.
What are the differences in the couple’s workshops?
The workshops are very similar in underlying content. The main difference lies in the specific exercises.
We have been providing the Getting the Love You Want workshop for 16 years. That workshop has exercises to help create awareness and redirect behavior toward connection and healing.
The Hold Me Tight workshop has experiential opportunities for processes that will create relationship healing. This is a new endeavor for our organization and we are experimenting with using these research supported processes.
The Couples and Combat workshop is geared towards couples in the Military. This workshop will be most useful for couples after deployment.
All of the workshops have similarities and have different exercises to help create connection and relationship healing