At Mars & Venus, couples counseling in Teaneck is offered to support those in a relationship who may be considering separation, or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. Although your relationship is the main focus in couples counseling, you should also expect to focus on self-awareness and self-improvement. Our relationship experts recommend couples counseling for various reasons, including power struggles and communication problems, infidelity, and sexual dissatisfaction. Although we recommend counseling as soon as discontent is felt in your relationship, recent studies have shown that on average, partners won’t seek therapy until they have been unhappy for at least six years. Yet, the more time that has passed, the more difficult it may be to actually repair the relationship. In some cases, we see couples who have already made the decision to separate, and are pursuing therapy in order to end the relationship respectfully and amicably.
Our effective couples counseling in Teaneck will address many aspects of your relationship, although communication tends to be the main focus of relationship therapy. When you consistently engage in conflict avoidance, or take on heated power struggles, communication problems are the result, resentment builds, and repairs are never made. Research has shown that the lack of adequate repair following an argument, is the biggest contributor to marital unhappiness and divorce. Our well-educated counselors know that one of the first steps in improving your relationship is to teach both partners how to regulate their emotions, stay calm, and use healthy communication skills in order to resolve new and old problems.
Successful couples counseling in Teaneck depends on each partner’s motivation and dedication to the process. Through this process, you can expect to become better listeners and communicators, as well as find new ways to support each other. Specific goals will be established by the couple under the expert guidance of our therapist. In order to achieve these objectives, you should both be prepared to not only acknowledge, but understand your particular role in your relationship. It is not uncommon for conflict to arise within counseling sessions, but our ethical therapists strive to remain neutral and avoid taking sides. Many couples see their communication improved as a result of couples counseling.
Couples Counselor Teaneck
691 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666