Couples & Premarital Counseling

It’s natural for changes and challenges to arise over the course of a relationship, but if you are beginning to feel as if your relationship is not where you want it to be, if fear and struggle is beginning to replace connectedness and compromise, then its time to take action. Marriage Counselors at Bareiter Counseling Center strive to provide you and your partner with a safe place to explore difficult feelings and express your emotions and concerns. Our therapists have specialties in one or more of the following couples therapy methods: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Internal Family Systems. While we cannot make a guarantee, these approaches have been proven effective in strengthening relationships. Using one or more of these methods, we will work to help you and your partner address your areas of concern and learn ways of relating to rebuild your connection and security within the relationship.

The initial couples counseling session is done with both partners present. As in individual therapy, a history is taken and preliminary goal setting is discussed. Recommendations in terms of frequency of appointments will be made and the therapist will discuss the approach to be used. Sometimes, a combination of individual and marriage counseling may be recommended depending on the presenting problems or the judgment of the therapist. We not only want both you and your partner to feel that the therapist is competent, but also to feel comfortable with the therapist and that the planned approach will suit your needs.

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like the you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner?

All things can be improved, changed and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.

Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:

  • Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Extended Family
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy
  • Mental Illness
  • Pre-Marital/Readiness
  • Pornography
  • Sex

In my couple’s therapy sessions, I help people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain sustaining love.

If any of the above relate to your and your partner in your relationship, contact me today for a free consultation. I would love to speak about how I may be able to help reconnect and rekindle your love for one another.

1432 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

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