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Couple’s Therapy Spokane

Whether it is planning for your future marriage through premarital counseling or reinforcing the connection you’ve already established, couple’s therapy is a wonderful way to rekindle the spark in your relationship. During the course of treatment your therapist will work to increase communication and intimacy between you and your partner. Common relationship struggles include difficulties with one or both partner’s mental health, physical and emotional intimacy, financial stress, or family matters. Our couple’s therapists place deep emphasis on the relationship between the counselor and the couple, and work hard to ensure that each partner feels attended to and heard.

Should my partner and I see a Couple’s Therapist?

The decision to see a couple’s therapist isn’t always easy. It’s important that you and your partner be on the same page when it comes to seeking help. Couple’s therapy is often indicated if one or more of the following are significantly impacting your relationship.

  • Decreased Communication
  • Financial Stress
  • Increased Conflict
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Problems with Blending Families
  • Parenting Disagreements

Cor Counseling Spokane provides reasonable rates for Couple’s Therapy to meet your needs. Please check with your insurance provider to see if couple’s therapy is covered under your individual plan. Contact us today to learn more!

Types of Couple’s Therapy

Your counselor will draw upon various methods of therapy to meet your needs. During the course of treatment one or more of the following interventions may be necessary to help give you and your partner the tools to achieve the relationship you desire.

Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling will help you and your partner prepare for your shared life together. Your therapist will work with you to gain skills necessary for a successful marriage. Topics addressed in Premarital Counseling include negotiating roles and expectations, future and familial goals, financial planning, and conflict resolution preparedness. During the course of treatment, your therapist may recommend an assessment program to help you and your partner learn more about your relationship.

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally focused therapy uses evidenced based interventions to help you and your partner uncover the underlying cycle of communication present within your relationship. Your therapist will help each of you identify your emotional experiences and learn how to effectively communicate those to your partner. Treatment often focuses on recognizing and modifying patterns of interaction that get in the way of intimacy within our relationships.

Emotionally Focused Therapy is positively indicated to help couples with:

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Intimacy
  • Life Adjustments
  • Family Systems

Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy

Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy is a skills-based model that gives couples the tools necessary for lasting change in their relationship. After an initial assessment phase, therapy will focus on reinforcing the foundation of trust and commitment within your relationship. As treatment progresses, your therapist will provide you with exercises and strategies to address the following relationship areas:

  • Creating Shared Meaning
  • Making Life Dreams Come True
  • Managing Conflict
  • The Positive Perspective
  • Turning Toward Instead of Away
  • Sharing Fondness and Admiration
  • Building Love Maps