“Couples who stay curious about each other, engaged in learning about their partners, open to growing together fare better long term. They’re able to adapt to changes and navigate bumps in the road with resilience.”― Gina Senarighi
Couples therapy can help. The purpose of couples therapy, also known as relationship or marriage counselling, is to support all couples regardless of their age, race, sexual identity, orientation, cultural or religious backgrounds at various stages of their relationship (dating, engaged, married or anywhere in between). We utilize a combination of evidence-based psychotherapy modalities to help couples build stronger and healthier relationships. Our therapists integrate strategies from the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (GMCT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), as well as other therapy models to provide relief for couples struggling from:
The Gottman Method is based on the knowledge and wisdom of nearly forty years of Drs. John and Julie Gottman’s research and clinical practice in the field of psychology. Their research shows that in order to create a successful long-term relationship couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes and dreams. The Gottman Method Couples Therapy (GMCT) is a skills-based therapy that helps couples achieve a deeper sense of awareness, personal understanding, empathy, and connectedness.
The Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps partners:
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples was founded in the 1980’s by Dr. Sue Johnson and is validated by over twenty years of research. It is based on the science of adult attachment styles and it helps partners recognize and understand the negative cycles each of us tends to get stuck in. EFT is a humanistic, experiential and collaborative therapy. It provides couples with the skills needed to identify, modify and restructure interactions, which ultimately leads to a more positive and fulfilling relationship.
Goals of EFT include:
Because each couple enters therapy for varying reasons and has unique needs, the course and length of therapy cannot easily be predicted. However, the couples therapy process includes the following steps:
Joint couples therapy sessions are available in 75 or 90 minute increments. The individual meetings at the onset of therapy are 55 minutes.
Beginning couples therapy requires strength and courage. MPS PLLC is here to guide you along the way. Therapy is a journey that can help you achieve a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We are here to guide you along the way. To learn more, contact us today.
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