Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling Program
At the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recover (CRSR), we provide a comprehensive couples program and evidence-based couples counseling practices that will be specifically adopted and personalized to your relationship challenges and needs.
You will be supported and guided by therapists who specialize in couples therapy and marriage counseling with many years of partner systems counseling experience. We draw from a variety of relational, intimacy and partnership theories, thinkers and practices. We include experiential practices that you will try out to determine what works in your partnership.
Do some of your relationship roadblocks include:
-Loss of connection or intimacy in the relationship?
-Loss of friendship? The experience of frequent criticism or stonewalling behaviors?
-Loss of trust through infidelity?
-Fighting over who is right?
-Feeling like your not in a team, but in a prolonged power struggle?
-Not able to resolve or repair conflicts?
-Avoiding certain topics or themes in the relationship?
-Not experiencing emotional availability with your partner?
-Arguments easily getting off topic?
-Feeling like the relationship is drifting apart?
Design the right roadmap for your relationship:
We utilize a cross-pollination and variety of therapeutic theories, modalities, practices, and processes along with over twenty years of clinical experience working with couples. This blended approuch that will consist of couple sessions along with access to an online program that will enhance your counseling sessions by guiding you through useful resources and practices directed to your specific relationship needs and goals.
You will learn both a linear and non-linear relational communication process that allows partners to transform past and current breakdowns and develop new communication and intimacy processes and experiences. Some of the relational themes we will address are included below. At the same time, your relationship is unique, with your particular strengths and struggles. We will work with you to address your relational needs and desired outcomes.
You will experiment with different relationship communication methods and styles that you find effectual, including handling differences, conflicts, or disagreement. How to listen better, disrupt old communication patterns and habits, enhance the practice of empathy, and develop the necessary repair skills when communication becomes misaligned or breaks down.
We all come out of familial systems and relationship histories. You will learn to identify relational patterns often adopted unconsciously (we are partly blind to them) that can limit the capacity to individuate and develop mature relational boundaries, connection and mutuality in your present relationship. We can change old adopted patterns and chart and navigate a new partnership course.
Emotional intelligence can be worked on and developed. Increasing emotional awareness and the capacity to identify emotional reactions and triggers allows one to better contain affective experience and move out of immediate reactivity into responsiveness and choice. This emotional awareness enables taking better personal responsibility.
What is the type of connection and intimacy that you want to create with your partner? What is your degree of intellectual, emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual connection in your primary relationship? We will investigate experiential ways to deepen honesty, shared experience, trust and love, including within conditions of uncertainty and vulnerability.
Boundaries are the building blocks to a healthy, mutually satisfying and fulfilling relationship. If they are not in place or have too many porous holes the relationship foundation becomes structurally weak. Without boundaries, it is hard to know where I begin and you end or where you begin and I end. There is not enough separation or there is too much separation. Setting limits, expressing needs, taking care of one’s self, being able to say stop, yes, or no in the relationship enables good individuation. Good individuation supports connection and mutuality—the right amount and balance of separate self and togetherness. Boundaries are what clarify that line.
Secular mindfulness can be used as practice to increase awareness about self, partner and the relationship itself. Bringing our attention into present awareness of what is happening grounds us in reality vs. projection or old relationship stories. Mindfulness practice can help deepen emotional and relational intelligence and establish boundaries that enable good individual and mutuality in the relationship.
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