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Couples Counseling

Improve Communication. Resolve Conflict.

 

Is Couples Counseling Right For You?

The relationship with your significant other is perhaps the most meaningful relationship you will experience. It can be difficult if you’re having trouble communicating effectively, experiencing trust issues, arguing constantly or growing your family with the addition of a new baby. As you grow as a couple and experience different life phases and challenges, you might find yourself seeking to strengthen or improve your relationship with the help of a therapist.

You might seek couples therapy because:

  • You struggle to connect and communicate
  • There are blended family issues
  • Parenting issues
  • You lack intimacy in your relationship
  • You are new or expecting parents
  • There has been infidelity or a lack of trust
  • You experience constant fighting

Our Approach to Couples Counseling

We offer couples counseling services to married and unmarried couples, including same sex couples. We’ve worked with couples who have been together for a short amount time, and those who have been together for many years. Our goal in every scenario is to help you and your partner develop the skills needed to relate to each other more effectively.

Our therapists use Gottman Method Couples Therapy, an evidence-based treatment that incorporates proven assessment techniques and interventions. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a highly effective approach based on decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. All of our couples therapists have completed at least Level 1 Gottman Training.

During counseling, we focus on the unit and gain an understanding of any challenges you face from a systemic perspective. Our counseling services are typically solution-focused with specific and attainable therapeutic goals. It’s designed with “the end in mind,” and not intended to be long-term.

Our couples counseling services include:

  • Marriage and couples counseling
  • Bringing Baby Home
  • Discernment counseling

Our clinicians use a specific method for couples therapy that consists of five parts: assessment, treatment, phasing out of therapy, termination, and evaluation. The method is designed to help teach specific tools and skills to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship, to help you better manage conflicts and to appreciate your relationship’s strengths.

Find the couples therapy services you need from Kent Psychological Associates in Kent, Ohio. Book your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Couples Counseling

What makes your couples counseling program unique?

All of our clinicians have completed Level I training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The Gottman Method is an evidence based approach that incorporates proven assessment techniques and interventions.

Q: What should I know prior to couples counseling?

A: Before your first session, you will complete the Gottman Relationship Check-up which is an online assessment. We also request that you carefully read the Couples Counseling Contract and the No Secrets Policy. Come prepared with questions and with goals in mind for your therapy.

If you’re ready to seek therapy services to create meaningful change in your relationship, schedule your appointment with us today.

Q: What does your assessment process consist of?

Our thorough assessment is a three-session process. Couples complete the Relationship Check-Up prior to their first session. In the first session the couple will meet together with the counselor to share their problems and concerns. During the second session, the counselor will meet individually with each member of the couple for part of the session. The couple will receive feedback in their third session to aid in development of their individualized plan for treatment.

Q: How does couples therapy help?

A: Throughout life, couples and partners will face many challenges. Our goal is to help you and your partner develop the skills needed to relate to each other more effectively. Counseling can help to deepen friendship and intimacy, to help you better manage conflicts and appreciate your relationship’s strengths.

Our therapists use the Gottman Method, an evidence-based treatment that incorporates proven assessment techniques and interventions. This Method is a highly effective approach based on decades of research with more than 3,000 couples.

Q: Do you take insurance for couples counseling?

A: No, we do not accept insurance for our couples counseling program. The initial appointment is $225 and follow-up appointments are $175. All sessions are 90 minutes.

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