All couples can benefit from therapy or counseling to reduce stress, conflict, negative interaction, and improve relationship strengths as well as increase intimacy and happiness.
It is a common misconception that seeking couples therapy means your relationship has serious problems or is doomed. All relationships have issues and conflict and we have professionals who can help you manage them in a way that improves your quality of life.
Primary issues couples seek therapy for:
- communication problems
- conflict resolution problems
- issues related to finances
- trust/boundary matters
- commitment questions
- sexual/intimacy concerns
- division of labor
- relationship stress due to various life issues (health, career, finances.)
Some couples may need to start with individual therapy prior to doing couples work. Some people may participate in individual and couples therapy simultaneously. Urban Balance therapists are experts in assessing whether individual therapy, couples work or a combination would be most beneficial for you and your partner.
Many couples participate in therapy for a period of time until they resolve their presenting issues and check in with their UB therapist as needed for ongoing relationship support. Therapy can be a positive experience to learn about your partner and nurture your relationship.