Couples counseling

Our practice offers a full range of outpatient services, including individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, group psychotherapy, and medication management. PHA’s treatment philosophy is that each individual, couple, and family seeking help will receive the best services on an individualized basis, targeted to the specific goals of treatment. We pride ourselves on maintaining a family-practice orientation: we work with adults, children, parents, couples, and families.

Couples Counseling

Relationships aren’t always easy and day-to-day living with those we love most always presents conflicts. Our therapists will work with you to identify your individual strengths and the current problems you face. With the help of your therapist, you can address the conflicts and develop closer, kinder ways of relating for peaceful family life.

Communication Challenges: “No matter what I say, he gets offended.” “I yell, and she shuts down.”  Communication is fundamental to relationships. Relationship therapy helps us identify “how we can say it better,” increase positive communication, decrease defensiveness, and increase closeness.

Conflict Resolution: Conflicts are part of being in relationship with another, but they don’t have to be destructive, toxic, and repetitive. Learning to “fight fair” is part of loving over the long-haul. We can help you to develop skills for healthy communication which will allow you to resolve the underlying resentments and anger that frequently get in the way.

Marital Satisfaction: Marriage is difficult and a successful and satisfying marriage requires regular work and growth. Our therapists will work with you to develop the skills, insights, and connections to maximize your strengths as a couple and identify opportunities for growth. We provide a safe space to explore areas of struggle and concern, navigate conflict and achieve compromises and resolutions.

Life Cycle Events and the Impact on Marriage: The start of a marriage, birth of a child, empty nesting, death and losses, moves, job transitions and more all create strain and conflict as you each adapt to life’s changes. No two people have the same feelings and reactions to shared events and these changes may create conflicting demands on each of you. Our therapists will create the safe space necessary for healthy communication to allow your marriage to navigate through transitions with compassion and understanding.