When is a good time to consider Couples Counseling or couples therapy?
Many times we consider seeking couples therapy or couples counseling when our relationship is struggling. We may be feeling hopeless, or a stressful event has occurred. Couples counseling or couples therapy can be helpful at any time of the relationship. Many times our relational patterns, the way we become accustom in responding to each other, lead us to the places we feel stuck. By understanding your personal pattern as a couple, you can gain insight into how you build new patterns of communication. Couples therapy can be a place where you can strengthen your relationship at any time, in the good times and in the stressful moments.
How does it work?
I apply Emotionally Focused Therapy, which focuses in the present moment. I attend to the emotions and individual stories of each partner. Together we uncover the relational patterns impacting your ability to move closer to each other. The hope is to establish new patterns that help you feel secure and closer to each other.
What can I expect:
The first sessions are treated as assessment sessions. They inform me of the unique circumstances in your relationship. You can expect to meet as couple in our first session, and in separate individual sessions as part of the assessment process. Attending individual sessions allow each partner to discuss and explore additional factors they would like to discuss in couples therapy. Individual sessions may be scheduled at any point, if determined to be appropriate, for the treatment of the relationship.
How long does it take:
Every couple is unique and the length of couples therapy or couples counseling may vary depending on the couple and their goals.
I collaborate with you to determine together when treatment is no longer needed, however services may end at any time.
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Higuera Family Therapy is a San Diego-based psychotherapy practice that offers online counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Services: individual therapy, premarital counseling, couples therapy, and marriage counseling. Start your journey towards a happier and healthier life.