Couples who may be struggling with patterns of conflicts in their relationship can benefit from couple’s therapy. The focus of our service is on helping partners work together in a collaborative way to solve problems and improve their relationship in the process. Our counselors and therapists see a fight between partners as an opportunity for a conversation.
We believe that relationship conflicts emerge when partners are unable to express their true thoughts and feelings, which may lead them to act in ways that hurt their partner. Couples engage in adversarial cycles when they say something hurtful to their partner and withdrawn cycles when they say nothing about how they are feeling. During our couples therapy, partners are encouraged to identify and express their “leading-edge” thoughts and feelings—the ones in the moment that motivate, distract, or linger in the mind or body—rather than continue engaging in adversarial and withdrawn patterns.