Couples and Marriage Counseling
Is your marriage or relationship stuck in a negative cycle?
Are you tired of fighting over the same things?
Do you feel lonely in your relationship?
Whether your relationship is falling apart or you simply want more intimacy and romance, couples counseling can help.
You may be thinking:
“Do I even want to put the effort into this relationship anymore?”
“We keep having the same argument over and over again!”
“I don’t feel like my partner understands me.”
“I don’t feel connected any more with my partner; I feel like we are roommates.”
“I love my partner but I am no longer in love.”
“I just found out that my partner has been having an affair. What now?”
You may be considering couples counseling and are wondering if it’s too late for therapy. You have experienced too much pain, betrayal, or too many ‘second chances’ and feel there is no hope for getting back what you once had. Often, when couples reach this point where they feel they have nothing left to lose, they are more open and honest with themselves and their partner. This creates a powerful opportunity for true beliefs, feelings and experiences of each partner to emerge. This honesty is what is needed to allow the process of healing to begin.
Having a great relationship is similar to many other valuable things in life, you must be purposeful about cultivating it, taking care of it, and always working to make it better. Couples with the happiest, most loving, relationship are those who take care of their marriage and seek out professional support to continuously make their relationship great! I specialize in helping couples create a more connected, secure, and romantic relationship. I am dedicated to helping you and your partner identify your needs, improve your communication, feel closer, and feel more loved.
When Should You Seek Counseling?
- Your relationship is experiencing distress or conflict
- When there is a lack of affection, passion, romance and/or good sex
- When there is infidelity and the need for affair recovery
- To deal with the effects of infertility on your marriage
- When you’ve reached a point of considering divorce or separation
How Can Relationship Counseling Help?
- Learn more effective ways to communicate so that you feel seen and heard.
- Learn how to create safety so that you can get a handle on life when it feels out of control.
- Learning how to grow greater intimacy and passion in your relationship.
- Disrupting the old patterns of communication and so that something new can emerge.
- Learning what your needs are as individuals and how and when to communicate them to your partner.
- Learn to have fun and enjoy one another again.
Marriage counseling helps couples get to know one another more deeply, effectively solve problems, improve communication and restore your trust in each other. I believe that marriages that have been through trying times and survive, often come out with a stronger bond, deeper connection than couples who never seem to face relationship challenges.
Relationship counseling allows you and your partner to have the opportunity to be honest with each other in a safe environment and to improve your relationship. Pain motivates all of us to make changes more than pleasure. I will encourage you to seize this moment and make the investment to improve your relationship.
All relationships go through phases during its life cycle, and it’s common and “only human” to experience a few rough patches. The strength of a relationship is reflected in how each person deals with the rough patches and moves through them. It is possible to change the dynamics of any relationship if you’re willing to work on it.
“My wife and I were at our wits end. Mary Anne was recommended to us for help. She made us feel safe where we were able to talk with each other during our sessions. We learned how to communicate better and validate each other. This has made a world of difference.”
It’s never too late to work on your relationship!