What is Couples Therapy?
Couples therapy assists couples in resolving conflicts and building a more enriched and satisfying relationship. Many couples come to Magnolia Mental Health counseling seeking more love and intimacy, better communication, and a more satisfying sexual relationship. Couples therapy helps create a neutral space to explore emotionally-charged issues in the relationship with the therapist’s help. Common problems include explored during treatment include threats of divorce, communication problems, infidelity, sexual problems, issues with money, drug and alcohol use, work commitments, lack of emotional intimacy, power struggles, and parenting or family problems. Couples therapy may be as brief as 3 to 5 sessions or continued for months. However, many couples can reach their goals and gain the tools they need for lasting change in as little as 8 to 12 sessions. If, during the therapy process, it becomes apparent that one or both partners may be struggling with individual issues that would be best supported in personal individual therapy, the couples therapist will make a referral for adjunctive therapy and discuss this with the couple.