Couples & Family Counseling Services
There is strong evidence to suggest couples who are able to build and sustain healthy relationships, must consistently maintain a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions to keep the “good feelings” or what researchers call “positive sentiment” in a relationship. With this in mind, any negative things that take place in front of the therapist–like back and forth “he said she said” bashing during a session–can do harm to your relationship.
We have carefully tailored our approach in a way that gets you, the couple, working toward common goals instead of rehashing old problems. What we’ve observed by doing this is that couples start fighting “for their marriage” instead of, “for their point of view.”
For example, one of the exercises we engage couples in is to develop a “shared vision and goals plan.” The negotiation and compromise that goes into this process improves communication and conflict resolution skills and, in turn, will begin to heal your relationship.
The vision and goals that come out of this process will provide you with a set of relationship standards against which you can begin to measure how you are doing. As your new plan for working together begins to materialize your hope for a promising future begins to return, and your focus on all the problems that brought you to therapy begin to fade in importance. The point is, focusing on a new, common direction will help you get past old habits that are eroding your good feelings towards one another, and on a path toward healing and strengthening your relationship.
This is all to say that we can help you develop and implement a plan that will revitalize your marriage. This plan will be based on the research about what works in couples therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Counseling
*Capstone has counselors who are fluent in Romanian, Russian, Gagauz, and Polish
Pre-marital and Marital Issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(For male and female addicts)
Spirituality in Recovery
Spouses/Partners of Sex Addicts (for male or female spouses and spouses of those with sexual integrity issues)
And many, many more.
Capstone Center for Counseling & Relational Trauma offers a variety of couples counseling services that address issues listed below. Marriage and family counseling involves a collaborative relationship between the counselor and client. Our goal is to provide the best quality services possible.