There is a magical quality to the partnerships we choose and what we can learn from them. We tend to choose partners who bring out the best and worst in us. In this way, our most intimate relationship offers us an opportunity to see ourselves more honestly and to grow together. Not sure if couples therapy could benefit your relationship? Read on to learn how couples therapy in San Francisco, CA keeps relationships healthy!
How Our Therapists Can Help With Couples Therapy
Our work with couples is to help each partner speak with more tact and truth. While also learning more fulfilling ways of relating. Our couples therapists use an integrative approach to a couple’s work. This means that our work in couples therapy incorporates an appreciation for each person’s past. Additionally, in couples therapy you’ll also focus on skill building for day-to-day living together and meaningful dialogue to uncover the possibility for fulfillment that exists between the pair.
At their best, our primary relationship can provide a sense of safeness, closeness, romance, and growth. Yet, it’s not uncommon for couples to find themselves in a cycle where the opposite feelings dominate. These feelings could be resentment, distance, coldness, and stagnancy. When a negative cycle sets in, couples therapy can be a powerful way to find more healthful ways of relating. In most cases, a deeply satisfying relationship is possible.
Couples Therapy Can Bring Out Strengths Individually and Together
Our work with couples starts with bringing out the strengths of the individuals and the couple as a whole. Every couple is uniquely suited to teach each other something. To understand the relationship, our therapists help couples deconstruct the pattern of relating that is not working. They then put words to the unmet needs that are behind them.
What’s challenging for us in our relationships can be traced back to our childhood. With extensive psychodynamic training, our couples therapists are skilled at noticing patterns that originate at an earlier date. We help couples build empathy for the past (our own and our partner’s). Once we understand ourselves and our partner’s childhood better it is possible to build on that understanding.
We Use Different Approaches to Couples Therapy
To understand the past, our couples therapists lean on EFT and other modern couples therapy approaches. They provide structured practices, and practical communication skill-building, for real and lasting change. Most importantly, our couples therapists are skilled at holding two perspectives, resolving conflicts, challenging stubbornness, and honing empathy.
How Therapy Will Challenge Your Relationship?
However, the work of changing and improving a relationship really resides with our clients. In couples therapy we will challenge you to lead with curiosity instead of judgment, take responsibility for your part of a dynamic, and accept that your partner is human and therefore vulnerable. Therapy is hard work and there are no quick fixes when it comes to relationships. But every session will likely offer you something useful for you to work on. With enough commitment, couples therapy can drastically change the way we see the other person.
Oftentimes, couple’s therapy will move each partner from seeing the other as someone who judges you or withholds from you. To someone who wants to give and receive love but doesn’t know how. With a lot of honest work, it is often possible to see your partner as someone suited to love you. A skilled couples therapist can bring out the important lessons and magic your relationship holds.
Begin Couples Therapy in San Francisco, CA Today!
If you and your partner are struggling, Thought Partners can help! With online and in-person couples therapy in California, one of our specialized San Francisco based couples therapists will help you learn the skills to strengthen your relationship. You want to feel more connected with your partner. Couples therapy is the next step. To start therapy for couples follow these easy steps!
- Contact us to schedule an appointment
- Meet with one of our caring therapists
- Begin creating a closer bond with your partner!
Other Services Offered at Thought Partners
At Thought Partners, we know mental health can be challenging. Along with couples counseling, our team offers child therapy, teen therapy, and individual therapy for adults. Our services also include grief therapy, EMDR/trauma therapy, and therapy for anxiety. We specialize in pregnancy and fertility therapy, postpartum depression and anxiety therapy, and therapy for new mothers as well. Thought Partners also offers online therapy in the state of California. For more about us check out our blog and FAQs!