If you are struggling in a difficult relationship, and have or are considering couple’s counseling, you may want to start with this article. When someone comes to me expressing they need couple’s counseling, I first talk about what is going on, specifically, to see if we should start with individual counseling. Often starting there makes a big difference. Even during individual counseling we can have the partner come in for several sessions to address the “couples things.”
But when couples counseling is warranted, I start by seeing the couple together to talk about what each sees as the issues. Then I will have an individual session with each. Sometimes on the same day, sometimes not. Then we come together again to work forward.
If you think couples counseling is what you need, read this article. Then give me a call.