Would you like to gain a better understanding of your partner? Would you and your partner like some help strengthening the bond with your child? Would
you like some help working out some unresolved issues with your family? Would
your family benefit from some assistance in overcoming the death of a family
member? Couples or family therapy can be useful in most situations that cause significant stress or
conflict in your life. There are many relationship or family issues that may cause conflict including:
Couples counseling (or marriage counseling) helps committed partners of all types (straight, gay, married, non-married) identify and resolve relationship conflicts. By working with the couple (together or individually), couples counseling can help clarify the best course of action for the relationship. While couples counseling is typically a short term endeavor, the necessary treatment and its duration varies depending on the couple.
Family counseling can help you and your family members understand one another better and bring you closer together. While it may not automatically fix all your family problems at once, it does help family members improve communication and develop the skills necessary to face the situation and to eventually resolve conflicts. Family counseling is typically short term, and it may include all family members or just those who are able to participate in the session. However, the treatment plan will vary based on your family's needs and situation.
Therapists who specialize in this area: