COUPLES COUNSELING

OVERVIEW

There is no shame in getting help with your relationship. In fact, there is clear evidence that most couples wait too long to get help in their relationships. Considering counseling?  Start early. Be open. Find someone you can both trust who teams up on the side of your relationship and not with just one person in the couple.

 

We guide couples through a variety of challenging issues as well as help couples strengthen their relationship.  During couples counseling sessions we help you build strong communication skills,  change unhealthy patterns, recognize strengths, and cultivate intimacy. Timber Creek creates an emotionally safe environment for couples to focus on their relationship. We utilize tailored, evidence-based best practices in each counseling session. 

COMMON COUPLE'S STRUGGLES

  • Poor Communication

  • Parenting Conflict

  • Lifestyle Changes

  • Infidelity (Physical or Emotional)

  • Disagreements over Finances

  • Work/Life Imbalance

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Sex

  • Lack of Intimacy/Affection

  • Growing Apart

  • Co-parenting Issues

  • Avoidance of Problems

  • Forgiveness

WHAT TO EXPECT

Good treatment starts with a thorough assessment. The first four sessions of couples therapy make up the assessment phase where a couples’ concerns are outlined in detail, therapy goals are established, and readiness/appropriateness for treatment is assessed. 

Assessment Phase:

   Session 1: Couple meets together.

   Session 2/3: Partner 1 and 2 both have individual sessions.

   Session 4: Feedback and planning.

Following the assessment, if it is determined that couples therapy is appropriate and can effectively address your needs, treatment can begin.

Treatment Phase:

Once treatment begins, ALL sessions will be couples sessions. Mixing individual and couples therapy is not a recommended practice. The typical course of treatment last around 20 sessions but can be more or less depending on the specific dynamics of each relationship.

Maintenance Phase:

After successfully completing treatment, many couples schedule a check-in session every three to six months for continued accountability and relapse prevention.