Counseling for Couples
RAD Counseling Center offers counseling for both individuals and couples. Below is an outline of our services for couples, listed as common topics that are typically discussed during one or more stages of the counseling process.
Marriage and Couples Counseling
If you feel that you and your partner are growing apart, have lost interest in each other or that the level of conflict between you has increased, couples counseling can help you rebuild and restore your relationship. Couples counseling provides proven techniques to improve communication, establish healthy boundaries, create systems to face life’s challenges and, ultimately, rebuild intimacy.
Parenthood is challenging, especially if you and your partner’s parenting styles seem to clash. Couples counseling can help you to learn more about each of your parenting styles in order to gain a greater understanding of what motivates each of your parenting decisions. With this knowledge, couples learn to compromise by incorporating the best of both parenting styles into their child rearing decisions.
Deciding to Stay or Go
Are you confused as to whether you want to leave or remain in your relationship? This is often a subject that is not easily discussed with family and friends. You may not want them to know the intimate details of your relationship, or you may find that your loved ones are unable to provide unbiased opinions. In couples counseling, you can discuss your relationship and explore your options in a safe and empathetic setting.
A separation does not mean that you cannot remain friends with your partner. Participating in couples counseling can help the both of you move past fear, anger and disappointment as you learn how to uncouple in a productive and graceful way. It also allows you to co-parent more effectively and keeps the children “out of the middle.” A healthy approach to separating can benefit couples as they adjust to their new status.
Taking Care of the Children
The number one concern for clients with families is often how a divorce or breakup will impact their children. Counseling can help you decide the best way to approach difficult conversations, such as telling your children that you are separating. Adjusting to co-parenting or to being a single parent becomes easier with the guidance of an experienced counselor.