It hurts deep when the person closest to us feels the furthest away at times. Couples have it harder than ever these days with conflicting demands of society, family, parenting, and careers. As relationships go on, the couple can grow apart with stress and struggles to communicate.
It can feel like your partner in life has become an adversary; daily chores and decisions can lead to arguments or avoidance of communication altogether. Conflict and ruptures are inevitable in any long term relationships. Unfortunately, if fractures are left unaddressed, you're both likely to develop feelings of anger, resentment, hurt, disappointment, sadness, and loneliness. Speaking to an unbiased third party who is training in relationship dynamics and healthy communication is break unhelpful patterns.
We can help you find each other again.
We’ll work together to discover how your patterns of interaction move you away from what matters to you; your partner.
Common goals of couples therapy include:
- Develop healthy, open, and kind communication
- Improve your ability to listen more objectively
- Gain insight and understanding in relationship dynamics
- Increase compassion, gratitude, respect, and appreciation for your partner
- Heal from infidelity
- Grow together in life transitions
Our therapists that work with couples are trained in approaches designed to help you find the best way forward for your relationship. We’re committed to anti-discrimination and aspire to provide a quality service that values diversity and uniqueness in all relationships.
- Effectiveness. Research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for issues related to mental health.
- Accessible. Accommodates those living in rural or remote areas, people living with disabilities that prevent them from leaving the home, and eliminates transportation barriers.
- Convenience. No need to schedule time for a commute.
- Cost Effective. Eliminates cost of parking and transportation.
- Coverage. Some insurance companies may not cover it. We encourage you to check with yours.
- Confidentiality and Privacy. Although we use encrypted, HIPAA-compliant software and abide by telehealth guidelines, communicating over the Internet entails a greater risk for security breach compared to in-person. It also means possible Internet connectivity issues.
- Distractions. Possibilities for disruption depending on your living circumstances and others in the home.
- Trust and Body Language. Some people may prefer viewing the entire body language of their therapist for more effective communication.
- Severe mental health or psychiatric concerns. A more appropriate and accommodating option for people that may need crisis intervention that is better supported with in-person care.
- Participation. It is an opportunity to engage in an activity outside of your home.
- Time consuming. Ensuring commute time may be challenging for busy schedules.
- Expenses. Possible parking and transportation fees.
All virtual sessions are conducted using secure, HIPAA-compliant software. Research has shown that psychotherapy offered through telehealth is an effective solution for mental health treatment. The efficacy of either option depends on individual preference and comfort level.