Couples Counseling and Family Counseling

There are different reasons why couples and families will seek out counseling. Here are a few of the reasons people often find themselves in couples or in family therapy.

Couples Counseling:
A prominent reason that couples will go to therapy is to work on and improve their communication skills. Communication is the foundation of all relationships so when a couple is struggling to effectively communicate, it is beneficial to get professional help.

Similarly, couples may seek counseling to navigate new life problems. Life doesn’t always go as planned, and when stressors are added into a couple’s life, it may be difficult to manage. In therapy, couples learn ways to adapt to new changes and how to build skills to handle road bumps.

Another important, although uncomfortable, reason couples may find themselves in counseling is to deal with infidelity. If a couple is willing and able to have this difficult conversation, it’s possible to move forward and process what has happened together.

Lastly, some couples will find themselves in counseling in order to discuss what their relationship will look like moving forward. Maybe they have already decided to split ways but seek counseling to learn how to do so in a respectful way that honors both of them.

Family Counseling:
There are different reasons why families will seek out counseling. Some reasons include to improve communication skills, process traumatic events and life adjustments, as well as for court related reasons or divorce.

The most important things that are worked on in family therapy are the relationships among the members within the family. When things change in life, it can alter the way family members view and engage with each other. Counseling is all about establishing a “new and healthy normal” within a family. In family therapy, family members are given the space to process what has happened to them with a mediator.

Through family counseling, members are given skills and tools to better their relationship outside of therapy. Family counseling allows everyone’s perspective to be heard and expressed. People go to family counseling for various reasons, all of which are valid. It's important to remember that you are not alone when struggling within your family and that there are professionals trained to help you through these difficult moments.

Are you ready to take your first step into therapy? 
Schedule an appointment today with The Purpose Center!
Email kaytie@kkjpsych.com or call 919-493-1975.

Watch Dr. Samantha and Mackenzie Howard talk about the different reasons people go to couples and family therapy!

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Couples:
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Are you ready to take your first step into therapy? 
Schedule an appointment today with The Purpose Center!
Email kaytie@kkjpsych.com or call 919-493-1975.


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