- Greg Cheney, PhD, LMFT
Will Marriage Counseling Help?
Marriage counseling can help you learn how to better your communication. It can also help to resolve conflicts, and improve your relationship. It can also help you and your partner both understand why each of you act the way you do. This kind of awareness is the first step to learn how to improve your relationship.
Know When You Need Therapy.
If you think you might benefit from therapy you may be right. Every relationship can benefit from marriage counseling and couples therapy at some point. Marriage counseling makes even more sense when your relationship is struggling. The more your relationship is struggling the more important it is to start marriage counseling.
Find a Therapist Who Can Help You.
Therapy isn't right for everyone. It's not a quick fix, either. But it is a great way to renew your relationship and work toward the relationship you always wanted. So, before you decide to seek help, consider these things: What do you hope to gain from therapy? How much time do you have available? Do you feel comfortable talking about yourself and your relationship?
Starting couples therapy can feel intimidating and overwhelming. This is especially true if counseling is new to you. Our aim at Valiant Couples Therapy is to make the process of starting marriage counseling a smooth process. Our team specializes in marriage counseling and couples therapy. Our expertise centers on this specialty. You are in good hands with our very experienced marriage counselors and couples therapists. They have dedicated themselves to excel in this area.
Understand Why Couples Go Through Divorce.
If you've been married for any length of time, you know how difficult it can be to stay together. Some couples manage to make it through the rough patches. Others find themselves struggling with separation or divorce. You are not alone if you are considering these options. It is hard not to think of this when your marriage feels like a continuous struggle. When the pain in your relationship is high it is hard to see an alternative. Many consider separation and divorce because they know something needs to change. Everything they tried did not worked. But, working with an experienced marriage counselor and couples therapist can help. They can help you to break through the despair into hope.
Learn About the Different Types of Therapy.
There are different types of therapy available when we go through tough times. These therapies vary by type, so it's important to choose one that will meet your needs. Our main approach is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT helps to identify patterns causing disconnection in your relationship. The next step is to understand what causes these patterns. The goal is to develop new patterns of connection where both partners feel heard. At times there are major hurts in marriage. EFT helps to heal theses major hurts and move forward in renewing your relationship. Learn more about Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Choose a Therapist Wisely.
Knowing how to choose a good couples therapist and marriage counselor is important. You want to trust the time and investment you are making in your relationship is in good hands. Working with someone who specializes in couples therapy and marriage counseling is important. Working with a specialist instead of a generalist seems important to most couples. Our team at Valiant Couples Therapy specialize in marriage counseling and couples therapy.
Counseling Services at Valiant Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling
Marriage counseling isn’t the only service we offer in our Fuquay Varina counseling clinic. Other mental health services we provide include online therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, couples intensives, Christian marriage counseling, and couples workshops.