Couples counseling is designed to help couples overcome difficult stages in their relationship. Therapists help couples learn valuable communication skills so they can resolve problems quickly and effectively. There are different types of couples counseling, depending on how long two people have been together and what conflicts they’re facing. Here is a look at some of the most common forms of couples counseling in our Michigan counseling centers.
Premarital counseling is for couples looking to get married in the near future. It helps the couple prepare for the obstacles that may come in marriage so they can be set up for success from the start. Some churches require a certain number of premarital counseling sessions before two people get married. Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers are highly recommended by local churches in Metro Detroit, MI, and we would love to help you and your future spouse. Call (248) 244-8644 to learn more.
Marriage counseling is for couples that are already married. There are several subcategories of this form of couples counseling, such as:
- Infidelity Counseling
- Financial Stress Counseling
- Family And Marriage Counseling (for couples with children)
- Domestic Violence Counseling
- Divorce Prevention Counseling (more information below)
- Codependency Counseling
- Sex Therapy
No matter what area of marriage counseling you may fall under, your counselor’s goal will be to identify the root causes of marital problems and help you find ways to overcome them. For instance, if one of you has recently developed low self-esteem due to weight gain, your sex life may suffer. Self-esteem counseling will increase your confidence so you can improve your intimacy levels once again. Every element of the program is tailored just for you.
Relationship Addiction Therapy
It’s important to set healthy boundaries in a relationship. While it is great to have similar hobbies, friend groups, and out-of-work activities, you also need to have some sense of independence. If you constantly feel the need to consult with your spouse when making decisions or going out on your own, you may be dealing with relationship addiction or codependency. Your couples counselor will work with you to develop the right boundaries in the right areas.
Divorce Prevention Counseling
Divorce prevention counseling is for couples on the verge of ending their marriage. This is often considered the “last resort” before a couple becomes legally separated or divorced. At Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers in Michigan, we believe that every relationship deserves a fighting chance. We can help you and your spouse get to a better quality of life and work through deep-seated struggles in your marriage. There is still hope for you as a couple. We’re here to help you find it.