Our world revolves around the (often tricky!) connections and relationships we have with ourselves and others. The dynamics that build and crumble between people over time, the pasts and trauma we carry into our present interactions, the stresses of our daily lives: it all affects how our relationships play out.
A recent study has shown that “the strongest predictors for people to maintain their happiness and health throughout the course of their lives were people who described their relationships as having satisfying levels of quality and warmth.”
Well Marriage =/= Only Married
That said, our main service is helping couples, married or not. We honor the bonds between people, regardless of how they classify their relationship or its legal status. We tend to use the terms “marriage counseling” and “couples therapy” interchangeably, because we are as flexible as the words people use to describe their own relationships. It all boils down to the connection and bonds we have between us.
Whether you are separated, engaged, or dating, dating the same sex, transitioning, or in any type of ‘non-traditional’ couple, we’re here to support your relationship and your emotional growth both together and as individuals.
Our name may be Well Marriage, but we are 100% here for couples therapy for all.
How Well Marriage Supports Couples
Sometimes our childhoods affect how secure we feel in our adult, romantic partnerships. It can be hard to communicate with someone from a different background or someone that hasn’t known us for a long time. Sometimes we, or our partners, bring things like depression, physical ailments, past relationships, trauma, or just everyday work stresses to the table. Other times, we have disagreements about how to raise the kids, how to split chores, how to communicate on a deeper level, or even on different sexual expectations.
What’s important is that these issues don’t snowball into larger problems. When unaddressed, oversights and small slights can have lasting affects that harm the relationship and the self-worth of the individuals. Past hurts and trauma get carried with us into the future and harm other, future relationships. This is at the core of couples therapy–addressing the problems so the emotional weight can be processed and lifted. We help couples find healthier, more productive, patterns of connection.
Whatever issues you and your partner(s) are facing, our therapists have dedicated their careers solely on helping couples. We added it up, and combined, the therapists at Well Marriage have over 500 years’ licensed therapeutic experience. That’s over 15,000 couples since 2012!
What Does Couples Counseling at Well Marriage Look Like?
Our approach is to first understand what brought you together initially. After we understand your core connections, we can begin to address common issues such as attachment styles, affairs, trauma, and intimacy. By using techniques like Imago, the developmental model, and the Gottman Method, among others, we focus on the most up-to-date, scientifically backed relationship science available and we never stop learning. We are passionate about making the world better, one couple at a time.
We begin with an assessment and strengths-based approach that is pro-relationship, meaning we focus on what brought you together in the first place and we do not advocate for a split. If you’re both willing to do the work, we’ll be right there with you to get to the bottom of things.
Once your therapist has a deeper understanding of your relationship, the hard work begins. Your therapist will tailor their approach to the needs of the relationship and to you as individuals, so you can begin building or rebuilding trust, intimacy, communication, and whatever else is on your “goals for therapy” list.
So whether you are facing infidelity, high conflict, withdrawal, lack of sex, lack of nonsexual intimacy, communication breakdowns, or just have different approaches to the same goals, we’re here to help you in your unique situation. We’ve seen it all and we’re serious about relationships–so you will always find a compassionate and understanding counselor by your side.
Our therapists specialize in everything about how people relate to and connect with one another.
This, unfortunately, often includes 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.