Frequently Asked Questions
When should we start couple's therapy ?
It is never too early to start couple’s therapy. We encourage couples to consider what they would like to get out of therapy. It is fine it each individual has different goals or hopes for therapy. Talk to your therapist about why you are starting therapy and what you each hope to gain through the experience.
Can you convince my partner to participate in couple's therapy?
The simple answer is no. An ethical couple’s therapist is not going to try to “convince” you or your partner(s) to do anything. Couple’s therapy is usually most successful the individuals in the relationship are willing and active participants in therapy and are willing to be invested in the therapeutic process.
Our relationship isn't that bad. How can we benefit from couple's therapy?
Couple’s therapy can be helpful in many situations. For example, it can help individuals:
- Improve communication
- Navigate challenging situations
- Obtain clarity and perspective when making big decisions
- Identify problems in the relationship that are impacting intimacy, trust, or respect for each partner
In addition, when couples find their different opinions, life experiences, perspectives, and expectations are negatively impacting the relationship, couple’s therapy may be helpful.