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Bringing Back Stability And Happiness
The subject of love and the attainment of a happy relationship has been a challenge that human beings have faced since ancient times. Century after century passes, with new and different methods of addressing relationships coming into the fold and then going away, one after the other. Certain methodologies are used for a while and seem to prove to be effective. However, other methods then develop and replace them due to a change in the times or due to older methods no longer being as workable as they once were.
Couples Therapy (also known as marriage therapy or relationship coaching) is one of the most commonly offered solutions to helping married couples sort out the difficulties they might be having. In such an approach, the relationship itself is the main focus of address, but each partner also has a chance to focus on themselves, on their personal development, on increasing their responsibility, and on increasing their awareness of the other and their needs and wants within the relationship.
Couples therapy and couples counseling are synonymous and often go hand in hand. Simply stated, the goal of these types of therapies is to improve the couples’ relationship. Usually, any such form of counseling is done with both partners in the room, but sometimes each individual gets one-on-one therapy to address themselves specifically. While some couples are comfortable with the idea of therapy or counseling, others prefer the proactive approach of coaching. A couples coach is like an athletic trainer who trains you in using your own powers and potentials to achieve your goals: in this case, the improvement or repair of your marriage.
What Does Couples Therapy Solve?
Couples therapy will be started in an attempt to accomplish certain, predetermined goals such as:
Improve problem-solving within the relationship
Build communication skills between partners
Identify and agree upon life goals and future plans
Determine and agree upon relationship responsibilities
Address and try to resolve infidelity
Work to resolve financial problems and irresponsibility
Constructively work on life changes that may have altered the original course of the relationship
Address differences in belief systems
Help to overcome differences in opinion on ethics, morality, integrity, virtue, etc.
Figure out solutions to problems with the couples’ families as a whole
As far as the duration of couples coaching, it depends on the needs and wants of the couple, the severity of their issues or differences, and how the initial sessions go. This is to say that some instances of couples coaching may last as short as just one or two sessions or for as long as several months and over a dozen sessions.
The Benefits Of Couples Therapy
The main idea behind couples therapy is that, when two partners get into a situation that they cannot resolve or work through, they experience a sort of an impasse or a dead-end. Every time they attempt to resolve their issue or issues, they end up with fights and upsets that get them absolutely nowhere. By entering into couples coaching, the couple is bringing on the help of a third person, and not just any third person. They are bringing on a professional who is knowledgeable, well-trained, and experienced in the field of helping couples to overcome whatever issues that they might be struggling with.
Once therapy has begun, the couple’s approach changes from arguing and fighting to constructive efforts to address their problems. Now, that is not to say that there will not be any heated moments in a coaching session, but it is to say that there will be an experienced professional in the room to help them sort through any disorder or chaos that may come to the surface and achieve a resolution. Once in a coaching session, you both have a chance to communicate your concerns and upsets regarding the relationship to the coach, with the other in the room, and vice versa. This back-and-forth communication is a way to constructively and positively bring forth issues that may have been unreachable before, simply because you and your partner grew too heated and argumentative to get to the core of the issues. The main focus and goal of couples coaching is to address those relationship problems that could not be addressed prior, with the help and guidance of an expert.
For the best resolutions to relationship problems, Daphna Levy has the expertise and solutions. Contact us today for more information and see how we can help you and your partner!
When Is Couples Therapy Used?
Studies show that couples do not usually seek help until about six years after the problems begin, which is unfortunate because the more time that passes since the inception of a problem, the harder it will be to address that problem. Generally speaking though, there are four different scenarios under which a couple will seek outside help or coaching to address their relationship:
The couple has been together for some time, have had a problem or problems in an area or areas of the relationship, and have been unable to address it on their own. This is probably the most common scenario in which couples seek out coaching.
Another scenario is called Premarital Coaching, and as the name suggests, occurs when a couple that is about to get married meets with a relationship coach. This is done so that the couple can explore areas of difficulty or concern that they may already be having that might develop into something more serious later on in their marriage. This is a great way to address these issues sooner rather than later and to actually work with the coach to plan out some of the goals, personal values, expectations, and ground rules of the marriage.
One other scenario is when a marriage is on the rocks yet the couple seeks help to salvage it. Marital Coaching is then used to clear up the trouble and repair the marriage
Finally, there is the scenario of a marriage that is at a point of no return. The couple is seeking divorce yet wishes to separate amicably and respectfully. To accomplish that they will often seek relationship coaching.
With relationship coaching by Daphna Levy, a successful, thriving, and very happy relationship can become a reality.
How Much Does It Cost?
4 Weeks/Sessions - $650
6 Weeks/Sessions - $950
8 Weeks/Sessions - $1200
12 Weeks/Sessions - $1750
The true value of saving a marriage cannot be measured and we want to ensure you get the help you need.
Your first step is a Free Phone Consultation with one of our coaches, where you will get your initial questions answered.
Next is a Free Consultation in one of our offices or by video call, depending on your location and preference. The purpose of this free service is (a) to get acquainted and ensure you feel comfortable with us and (b) to ensure that we feel we can help you. If for some reason we believe that we cannot, we will not accept you as a client(s).
All rates are offered as packages and which one you will need will be determined during your Free Consultation.