Though the stigma surrounding mental health has lessened considerably, couples still are hesitant in seeking joint therapy.
If you are among those who are hesitant, we have great news!
First, you are not alone. It’s no secret that a great deal of us still struggle when it comes to admitting we need help, and with the inner workings of our relationships being so personal, it can be doubly so. These feelings of hesitancy are completely normal. Here at Insight Counseling, we are proud of you for working through this hesitancy to seek a better tomorrow for both you and your partner.
Secondly, attending couples therapy doesn’t mean you believe your relationship is broken or that you’re giving up. Couples seek outside support for any number of reasons and it’s best if you are proactive (did you know preventative couples counseling is 3x more effective?!). Couples attend therapy to learn how to better approach future conflict, to foster better communication, to get closer to one another, and – yes – to move through rough patches. Regardless of your reasoning for seeking counseling together, there is no shame in admitting you could benefit from outside guidance and support from a trained professional.
Lastly, at Insight Counseling, we use an approach to joint counseling that really works: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Utilizing EFT puts the statistics in your favor: 70-75% of couples coming into counseling in a state of distress are able to move into a recovery stage, and 90% report significant improvement in their relationship at the conclusion of therapy.
The benefits of couples counseling can be as innumerable as they are intangible. Here are the top-cited benefits:
- Improved communication skills.
- Discovered root cause of recurring conflict.
- Increased understanding of self and of partner.
- Restored physical and emotional intimacy.
- Mended broken trust.
- Encouraged joint healing.
Interested in learning more about couples counseling or booking your first joint session? Call 479-640-7236 or contact us here.