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Couples Counseling

Mental Health Counseling located in Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ
Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling services offered in Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ

Every couple eventually faces a challenge they struggle to resolve. When your conflict seems insurmountable, couples counseling can help. The team at Thrive Counseling Services, LLC specializes in guiding couples through their problems and helping partners find solutions that strengthen their relationship. If you and your partner seem stuck or overwhelmed, don’t wait to consider couples counseling. Call the office in Gilbert or Scottsdale, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Couples Counseling Q&A

When might I need couples counseling?

Some couples enter counseling because they need help navigating life issues and making significant decisions. However, most couples seek counseling when disagreements escalate, they can’t resolve significant problems, or they’re discussing a separation or divorce and want to mend their relationship.

Couples counseling can help you overcome many problems, including:

  • Communication challenges
  • Disagreements over money
  • Conflicting parenting styles
  • Loss of intimacy
  • Alcohol or drug addictions
  • Problems controlling anger
  • Mental or emotional abuse
  • Infidelity and loss of trust

 

Your therapist guides you through these conflicts, helping partners gain insight and learn ways to work together.

What should I expect during couples counseling?

Your therapist guides the process, following a therapeutic approach that fits your specific challenges and goals. As they guide the conversation, couples explore the problem, learning how it started and why it intensified.

Couples identify the role of past experiences and ingrained thinking patterns affecting how they interact with and treat one another. Everyone has personal values, opinions, needs, and habits that they bring into a relationship. Their personal background affects how they interact with their current partner.

For example, some people resort to sarcastic, judgmental, or demeaning attitudes that fuel the conflict. In many cases, they’re unaware of their default reactions or struggle to change their communication style.

As you go through the counseling process, your therapist helps you understand the challenges and teaches ways to improve communication and overcome problems. 

What type of therapy is used during couples counseling?

Your Thrive Counseling Services, LLC therapist learns about your concerns and goals, then recommends the type of therapy that meets your unique needs.

These are two examples of therapies often used during couples counseling:

Emotionally focused therapy

During emotionally focused therapy, your therapist encourages you to evaluate your current and past emotions and vulnerabilities. Then you learn ways to express your emotions in ways that build your relationship, including de-escalating negative interactions and restructuring communication so partners can connect.

Solution-focused brief therapy

Solution-focused brief therapy focuses on your current challenges. Your therapist works with you to develop a goal for the future and then helps you learn the skills and find the resources needed to achieve your goals.

If you and your partner need guidance and support, call Thrive Counseling Services, LLC, or book an appointment online today.

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