Communication and Relationships
The foundational skill of communication is one of the top drivers for couples to Well Marriage Center. It overlaps every other area of marriage and couples counseling.
Being able to communicate needs, expectations, and desires, as well as talking through conflict are essential parts of any relationship. Some of us miss out on the nuances of these core skills in childhood or develop negative coping strategies around difficult conversations.
Sometimes it’s easy to communicate with anyone on the planet—except our partners, for various reasons. For example, perhaps one partner shuts down when difficult topics come up, or one partner does all the talking and doesn’t leave space for the other to communicate. Sometimes no one is listening at all, or things quickly escalate into fights.
All relationships are unique, as are the communication dynamics between any two individuals. Luckily, we’re here to help you through your unique situation.
Couples therapy and Communication
Our therapists focus only on couples and relationships between people; naturally communication improvement is one of our foundational skillsets.
By focusing on the strengths and what drew you together in the first place, we can expand in a setting of acceptance to figure out where communication breakdowns occur and why.
More importantly, we can teach you the skills to move past these blocks and give you the support you need to practice until excellent communication comes naturally.
When we’re able to catch these communication blocks early, we’re often able to help the couple avoid the more toxic and deeper level problems that come years down the road if left unchecked.
Some couples choose to do pre-marital counseling with us to avoid this very common issue in the future. Building effective communication early is one of the best things you can do for your relationship.
Why Choose the Experts at Well Marriage?
Modern therapy has evolved with changes in neuroscience, approaches to emotional development, and advancements in research – how therapists approach marriage counseling is no exception. For example, in the past, therapists would often ask, “what seems to be the problem?” Instead, we’re asking, “Why did you fall in love in the first place?” This subtle, positive shift reminds couples they are on the same team and helps set them up for longer-term success from the very beginning.
When you work with a specialized therapist who has dedicated their career to understanding and resolving relational issues like trauma, attachments, communication, conflict, separation adjustments, infidelity, and more, you have a greater chance of getting to the root of concerns that spring up between you and your partner. As experts in our field, we don’t run out of ideas, insight, and tools that you can use to improve your relationship dynamics.
Our therapists specialize in everything about how people relate to and connect with one another.
This, unfortunately, often includes topics like trauma, sexual issues, intimacy concerns, communication issues, withdrawal, and high conflict situations. We’re also specialized to assist with other aspects of life, like loss of job, infertility, death in the family, life changes, faith and secular issues and how they affect relationships, and couples from different backgrounds.
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Our affordable fees and insurance policies can be found here. We work hard to keep the cost for couples therapy in line with other local providers, and many couples are able to get reimbursed through their insurance company.
If you have more questions that our website doesn’t answer, click the Get Started button and schedule a free time with our Intake Coordinator; she’ll answer any lingering questions you have.