When participating in marriage counseling or couples counseling, the therapists at Coastal Counseling ask that both partners are present for all sessions. This is important in marriage counseling as it shows a commitment to work on improving their relationship.
In certain circumstances a person may benefit from individual therapy before entering into marriage/couples counseling, then they can meet with a different counselor when the time is right. The marriage/couples counselor can then assess the couple's interactions when they meet all together.
Therapists do not take sides on issues or concerns. The goal is to understand both partners opinions and work together toward resolution.
Unfortunately, avoiding conflicts does not make them go away. Making an effort to problem solve and discuss issues with a counselor can help you learn to...
Transform negative patterns
Be more supportive
Learn to validate your partner
"I have to admit, my wife and I were struggling. We couldn't separate ourselves from the conflict in our relationship long enough to see the situation clearly. My counselor at Coastal Counseling, acting in an unbiased manner during our sessions was able to encourage us to find clarity and more forward in our marriage. Thanks." Doug
Coastal Counseling Associates LLC, accepts major insurance plans offered in the shoreline communities of Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Essex, Guilford, Branford, Deep River, Killingworth and throughout Connecticut.
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