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Couples therapy recognizes that very relationship has ups and downs, and when you and your significant other are miscommunicating, you may benefit from therapy. We provide couples therapy for all types of couples who want to improve their communication skills and work on their relationship together. Call or schedule an appointment online today.  For information on couples therapy groups, visit our Couples In Chaos page.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is couples therapy?

There’s a common misconception that couples only need couples counseling when their relationship is in crisis. However, couple therapy is a specific type of psychotherapy that helps couples improve their communication skills, learn to recognize and resolve conflicts, and build healthy, loving relationships.

Couples counseling is usually short-term, following a specific treatment plan to address your relationships needs and weaknesses.

Who should have couples therapy?

Couples therapy is suitable for all types of intimate relationships, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation. You may have couples counseling to strengthen your relationship and communication skills, or you may have a specific problem or issue that you need help to resolve such as:

 

Couples counseling can help deepen your understanding of each other and learn to identify and respect each other’s history and boundaries.

What are the benefits of couples therapy?

Couples counseling can strengthen your relationship and improve the way you and your partner communicate. You learn to be more objective in your relationship and aware of how you and your partner can be more supportive and kinder to each other.

You learn to modify dysfunctional behavior and decrease emotional avoidance. Often learned behaviors or fears prevent you from being your best self in a relationship, and couples counseling can help you and your partner feel confident and committed to your future together.

What should I expect during couples therapy?

Both you and your partner attend couples counseling sessions together. Your counselor guides conversation around what’s brought you to counseling and what you hope to get out of your sessions. Then, you work together to agree on a treatment plan to resolve issues and strengthen your relationship.

Your counselor may ask questions to help you identify underlying issues that could be feeding into your emotions and responses to your partner, blurring communication, and contributing to your relationship problems.

Your counselor also moderates your conversation, allowing you both to explore and express your feelings, but keeping the discussion focused on the task at hand. You and your partner may also be given “homework” to practice communication techniques between your sessions.

If you’re interested in strengthening your relationship or resolving a specific conflict in your relationship, call The Counseling Center today at (317) 754-0808.the

Couples Toolbox

Recovery After An Affair

Healthy intimate relationships are built upon a foundation of trust. Infidelity, addiction, and abusive anger are the leading causes of divorce.  All three involve an inability to trust in the actions and behaviors of one’s partner.  Repairing trust can be a long and difficult process.  It often requires the help of a professional. We’re here to help. The good news is that full recovery, even after long-standing or multiple affairs, is possible. Ideally, recovery ends with everyone having learned and grown.  

Call today to schedule an appointment for couples therapy and begin the recovery process.

Couples Therapy Group

Couples in Chaos is a weekly therapy group that meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at our Fishers office.  The group meets for six consecutive weeks.   Learn from experienced counselors in a relaxed and supportive environment.  Gain perspective on your relationship by listening to peers sharing similar concerns and backgrounds.  For more information, click the Contact Us button below. 

Couples Toolbox

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Dr. John Gottman has called the following the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” because they frequently lead to the end of relationships.  

  • Criticism
  • Contempt
  • Defensiveness
  • Stonewalling