Individual Relationship & Couples Counseling
“To make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes and dreams.” –Dr. John Gottman
Romantic relationships are one of the most rewarding and fulfilling parts of life, but they are also full of challenges. Fostering healthy relationships require a good deal of hard work, both individually and as a team.
Individual Relationship Counseling
Have you noticed that your internal, personal struggles are starting to affect your relationships? So many of us struggle with unresolved traumas from our past. Trauma can caused attachment issues, as well as an increase in anxiety, depression, and general lack of trust.
If you feel that personal mental health struggles are preventing you from being vulnerable with others and building the committed, lasting relationships you desire individual relationship counseling may be what you need to help overcome internal barriers and challenges.
Whether you are currently single, in a relationship, or jumping in and out of relationships individual relationship counseling can help you learn more about your attachment styles, identify what is preventing you from establishing authentic, trusting connections with others, and identify what you need most in relationships to feel secure and loved.
Do you find yourself and your partner repeating a cycle of negative interactions that leave you both feeling angry, frustrated, hurt, and misunderstood? Maybe you're having the same fights over and over. You both want this to stop and for things to get better, but you have no idea how to make that happen.
Couples counseling provides a safe space for you and your partner to take a time out from everything else going on in your lives and refocus in on your relationship. Some common problems that may be affecting your relationship that can be addressed in couples counseling include infidelity, trust issues, financial problems, illness, mismatched libidos, parenting, life goals, or other life changes and transitions.
In couples therapy, a trained therapist works in collaboration with you and your partner to identify the cause of interactional patterns that leave you feeling alone and frustrated. Once these patterns and underlying issues are identified, interventions are applied to help teach you and your partner learn better ways to interact and communicate, while improving your connection and understanding of one another.
“Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small gestures, and small acts.”
― John M. Gottman
LGBTQ+ Affirming, Polyamory, & Same Sex Relationship Counseling
“We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.” – Elien Paige
At Her Time Therapy, we believe love is love and relationships of all types deserve acknowledgement and support. We have experience providing individual gender counseling for those who are questioning their sexuality or who currently identify as gay and same sex counseling for couples.
We also recognize that it is possible to feel love and affection for multiple people at the same time, and that you may feel unhappy or stifled when in a monogamous relationship. This is why provide independent or group counseling for those engaged in ethical non monogamous relationships.
Issues that may affect non monogamous partnerships that can be addressed in therapy include:
Feelings of inadequacy and/or neglect
Co habitation roles / responsibilities