Do you feel like you lack a deep and meaningful relationship with your significant other? Are you frequently fighting or in conflict? Do you wonder what can be done to improve the communication between you and your partner? If so, relationship counselling can help you manage these challenges in your life. As a Bergan County couples and marriage therapist located in Teaneck, NJ, I will provide a reflective and safe space for each of you not only to explore the dynamics of your relationship, but also to develop interactive games and new ways of facilitating positive communication in your relationship.
With Couples Counseling, You and Your Partner Can Rebuild Your Relationship
I have helped many couples identify and explore the most intimate parts of their lives in order to restore healthy communication based on my extensive training in family systems and couples therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Please see some of my testimonials below.
You may believe that couples counseling can help you and your partner restore love and intimacy, but still have questions or concerns…
Behind conflict, there are likely unidentified needs that have yet to be fully identified and expressed. You and your partner might be struggling to truly hear one another. Working with a trained professional who can fully listen to both partners – helping each of you to identify and express your own needs – can lead to a better understanding of the factors that provoked the fighting to begin with. Then, you can begin to work toward resolution. In counseling, you can start to resolve the conflicts that might feel impossible right now. My training in Emotionally Focused Therapy does
For couples and marriage counseling to work, your partner’s presence is important. However, there are many times when a person will first prefer to see a therapist individually, with his or her partner joining at a later point. I will work with both of you to help each other become better able to express your innermost needs and desires without fear of judgement. I encourage each of you to look at counseling not as a reflection of the problems in your relationship, but as an opportunity to build a more positive connection between both of you.
Sometimes, one person in the relationship may have a variety of personal challenges or difficulties he or she is attempting to overcome, and although couples counseling will always focus on the relationship, it may be helpful for you and your partner to examine how one person’s individual circumstances may impact the entire relationship. While examining what each person brings, and its impact on your specific relationship dynamic, you and your partner can better understand your own internal struggles and how to communicate and resolve them.
With guidance, you and your partner can feel empowered to develop the relationship you want and need. Please feel free to call me to schedule a free initial 15-minute phone consultation . I am happy to answer any questions you might have about couples and family counseling and my practice.