Do you want more out of your relationship?
I offer regular couples counseling and conjoint couples counseling, and I find the latter to be much more effective. Let me share why. First, though, you may wonder what the difference is. That's very simple. In regular couples counseling, I meet with the couple. This is how must couples counseling occurs.
Conjoint couples counseling, however, is more specialized. It involves two therapists (a male and female) working closely with you and your partner to provide the balance and support you need to repair your relationship. In my conjoing couples therapy work, I partner with one of two therapist, Jen McLish, LCSW and Courtney Morrison, LCSW.
In conjoint couples counseling, I encourage each partner to meet one-on-one to do individual therapy work, and then, when you and your partner are ready, we bring you together for conjoint couples counseling sessions, in which both therapist are present to support you and your partner’s therapeutic progress. By working in this way, each member of the couple has strong support to address both individual concerns and relationship (or interpersonal) concerns. Our focus is to help couples identify the challenges and stressors in their relationship and to think and talk about these in a way that moves the relationship forward.
Advantages of Conjoint Couples Counseling
- Each partner in the relationship has an individual therapist who provides an atmosphere of safety and support during individual and couples sessions
- Time in the couples session can focus fully on the relationship and on problematic interaction patterns.
- Time in individual sessions can focus fully on those individual issues that are blocking intimacy.
- Work that is done in the individual sessions “feeds” the work done in the conjoint couples sessions, and vice versa.
- Issues are addressed from two vantage points: as individual issues and as relationship (or interpersonal) concerns.