When it comes to relationships – and frankly almost everything in life – you’re not expected to have all the answers. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own.
What a relief, right?
Yet so many people still get lost, sidetracked, and stuck. When this happens to a couple, it inevitably leads to a split – and if they happen to stay together, the relationship doesn’t bloom to its full potential as each party tends to lead a separate life.
If your relationship feels stuck, dead, unfulfilling, or if it’s plagued by frequent arguments or apathy, you have two choices:
- Try and figure it out on your own
- Go to couple’s therapy
Why Couples Therapy is the Smart Choice
According to the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 70% of couples choose to stay together after attending and participating in couples counseling.
But there’s more: most people who attend couples counseling also experience an increase in their overall well-being. This makes sense, when you consider what occurs in couples counseling.
At the Relationship Therapy Center, our Northern California based therapists have worked with many couples at our two locations, one in Roseville and the other in Fair Oaks. We use the Gottman approach – a structured and proven couples therapy method that brings people closer through improved communication, connection, and a shared vision of the future.
We teach couples conflict management skills that are designed to get to the root of the issue, so it can be resolved. Couples who work with Gottman trained therapists invite growth and opportunity into their relationship, as each is able to recognize and communicate their own needs.
The positive impact of couple’s therapy expands far beyond your romantic relationship. the skills you learn (depending on the treatment modality) can be applied to other relationships such as those with other family members, friends, even work colleagues.
What are Some Other Benefits of Couples Counseling?
One of the biggest breakthroughs people encounter in couples or marriage counseling is arriving at a deeper understanding of who they are, both as an individual and as part of a unit.
Most people don’t grow up in households that model healthy relationships. Hence patterns get unconsciously replayed, over and over.
People tend to attract and relate to others in a dynamic similar to how they were taught; repeating the same patterns they saw growing up.
Relationship counseling helps lift the hood and get a better understanding of what’s happening underneath. It offers a safe space to examine the relationship ‘engine,’ so to speak. This includes identifying the individual needs, beliefs and wounds of each person in the relationship.
The more we understand why we do what we do (and how that can help or hurt us) the more we can apply that to understanding and communicating our desires – and learning to do the same for our loved ones – ultimately getting our needs met in the relationship.
Couples counseling is especially important when there are children involved. The healthier the relationship you model for them – and this includes showing them it’s fine to seek expert help from time to time – the greater the chances they have of growing up with knowing what a healthy relationship looks like.
In cases where the couple decides to split, therapy can help them preserve what remains of the relationship so they can effectively co parent and be there for their children in the way their kids need them to be.
Want to learn more about couples counseling? Give us a call. We provide couples counseling in Roseville and Fair Oaks. We’ve helped countless couples traverse relationship challenges, and emerge with a reaffirmed commitment and love for each other.
Begin Couples Counseling in the Sacramento Area:
If you are ready to learn how to deal with the problems in your relationship, the therapists at The Relationship Therapy Center in Fair Oaks, CA and Roseville, CA can help! Our therapists are ready to support you and your partner in your journey towards creating a healthy and happy relationship. To begin marriage counseling in Roseville, CA area, or marriage counseling in Fair Oaks, please follow these three simple steps:
- Contact our counseling office to get more information about couples counseling and to schedule a free consultation,
- Make an appointment with one of our Gottman Method trained therapists,
- Find support and healing in your relationships
Other Services offered at The Relationship Therapy Center in California:
In addition to couples counseling, Our Sacramento area counseling clinics located in Roseville and Fair Oaks, CA are pleased to offer a variety of mental health services. Our couples services include: Couples Counseling, Counseling after infidelity, sex therapy, co-parent counseling, family therapy, divorce counseling, intensive couples retreats, and premarital counseling. Our individual therapy services include anxiety treatment, therapy for children, teen therapy, depression treatment, codependency counseling and individual relationship counseling. Our therapists offer online counseling in California to treat a variety of mental health concerns. Please reach out to our Sacramento area therapy office to learn more about the many ways we can help you or your loved ones.