The most current research indicates that many of the techniques and theories of alleviating relationship distress espoused by traditional couples therapy are ineffective, and actually increase the level of conflict at times. Many of these approaches continue to be practiced without the commitment to ascertain whether the gains achieved in the office setting are actually sustained in the couple’s real life or for any considerable length of time subsequent to termination of treatment. Our therapists utilize the most outcome-validated methods presently advocated by the field’s leading couples therapists, while still retaining their distinctive individuality.
While there are some commonalities in all relationships, counseling for couples has its own unique characteristics. Christian Couples Therapy will involve sessions which will help to identify your particular relationship challenges, as well as relationship strengths, into an individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan will help you work on issues together, in a neutral environment for better communication. Each therapist will work collaboratively with you to integrate your personal experience of the relationship into the development of interventions to be employed outside of sessions. Nothing will be attempted without the participation and agreement of each party. We truly create a new, innovative therapy for your relationship.
Regardless of the presenting problem, during couples therapy sessions we place of primary importance the relationship between our clients and their therapist. Without a certain level of trust and connection with the therapist, therapy will be ineffective. Our therapists are actively engaged in their approach and strive to get to the heart of matters with honest, open communication in every couples therapy session. They will create a dynamic relationship with you and work towards translating the skills developed in session to your relationship outside of the office. Our goal is to become less involved as you become more proficient at utilizing the latent abilities you and your partner already possess until our assistance is no longer required.
Christian couples therapy is usually a long term process that yields great benefits to the marriage when both parties put forth the necessary efforts to strengthen the relationship according to the treatment plan set forth by the therapist.