Intimacy comes in many forms. Beyond sex, it can be holding hands, having the emotional connection for deeper talks about who we are, or even just bringing our partner a cup of coffee in the morning. Sometimes, couples can excel in the bedroom but flounder when it comes to the daily acts of intimacy. Sometimes they struggle with both, or just with physical aspects.
Couples who at one point were very open about their feelings, felt comfortable being vulnerable with each other, and who were affectionate, unfortunately can over time find themselves drifting away from the exhilarating pleasantness of true intimacy.
Sadly, the baggage of life builds up. Micro-hurts snowball into bigger issues. The root cause is very rarely just a “lack of intimacy,” but couples often lack the skills and objectiveness required to tackle the problem(s.)
That’s Why We’re Here
Our therapists have dedicated their careers to learning the science of relationships and have chosen to specialize in couples. Our strengths-based approach is very well suited to help couples reignite their intimacy in all forms.
By building on your relationship’s strengths first, we can then move to the deeper work of tackling what blocks intimacy, whether it stems from childhood abuse, maladaptive coping strategies put up to protect ourselves, fear of rejection, resentment, differing expectations, or any number of other underlying issues.
Getting Started is Easy
If you have (or even if you haven’t) read the online quizzes and tried the info in various wellness books and find yourself unable to quite “get there,” with healing your intimacy wounds, we recommend a skilled relationship counselor. They will prove an excellent guide through the murky waters of buried feelings, pent up resentments, and whatever else may come out in the healing process.
At the heart of what we do is helping people, all people, connect. We’re on a mission. If you think we can help you, reach out to our intake coordinator Melinda (who is delightful, by the way,) to get started. You can also read more on our blog, or find a therapist near you.