The relationship you have with your spouse is one of, if not the most important, relationship that an adult has. And it is not easy. All marriages/relationships are unique and look different because two committed unique individuals, come together to live one life together.
In couples' counseling, the focus will be in creating a safe haven, a secure bond between the couple. The modality that the therapist uses and s trained in is Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT). It is one of the leading, research based models of couple's therapy and boasts a 70-73% recovery rate and a 90% improvement rate (compared with a 50% recovery rate for other types of therapy). The results have shown to be long-term and couples who complete the therapy process can experience lasting change. If you have participated in Couple's therapy in the past and it has been unsuccessful, you may want to give EFT a try. Many have found success through this therapy.
The couple can expect to meet with the therapist once on an individual basis, and then most other sessions will be together as a couple with an occasional individual check-in. The therapist works with you together to remain un-biased and fair and you can rest-assured that the therapist will keep your best interest and goals, as a couple at the center of every session. Individually held secrets are never a part of couple's therapy so you can trust that the therapist is never colluding in a betrayal.
Couples therapy generally lasts between 8-20 sessions, depending on the presenting issues and backgrounds of the individuals. The therapist and couple will do frequent check-in's to determine progress and to re-evaluate a treatment plan as therapy progresses.
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