Couples Therapy

Do you feel stuck in unhealthy relationship cycles that make you emotionally distant and unhappy? Are you facing challenges in communication, trust, or intimacy? Are you constantly in conflict, fighting, or struggling with relationship satisfaction? Or do you want to enhance your connection and grow as a couple? Couple therapy can help.

What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a form of therapy focused on improving and maintaining the relationship’s well-being. Couples counseling at Behr Psychology helps couples resolve issues within an intimate relationship by improving communication, resolving conflicts, rebuilding trust, and enhancing intimacy between partners. Whether you’re married, engaged, or in a long-term partnership, our trained therapists will help you work through your issues and better understand how your experiences overlap, how they differ, how that affects your choices today, and how that impacts your relationship.

Who do we treat?

At Behr Psychology, we offer marriage and premarital therapy and work with inter-racial, inter-ethnic, and inter-religious couples, couples with children, couples planning a family, couples splitting up, and couples wanting to improve their communication skills. Our psychologists are all culturally aware, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and accepting of all lifestyle choices.

What can you expect from a couple's therapy?

You can expect relationship therapy sessions where both partners work with a therapist to explore and address relationship dynamics. You can expect to work with a highly trained therapist to set goals from therapy and address the issues that threaten or weaken your relationship in a safe and impartial environment. Therapy usually occurs weekly, and each session lasts about one hour.

Who can benefit from therapy for couples?

Couples counseling can benefit any couple. Whether you want to improve mutual understanding, develop effective communication and conflict resolution skills, strengthen emotional connection, or rekindle intimacy, our qualified therapists can help.

Therapy for couples also provides a safe and unbiased setting to address financial disagreements and parenting style differences that create conflict without a relationship. Finally, couples therapy is a supportive place to recover from infidelity and rebuild trust.

We will help you to build healthy communication skills and avoid getting stuck in unhealthy and unhelpful cycles.

How do we get started with couples therapy?

To begin couples psychotherapy:

  • Find a qualified therapist who matches your needs

Look for a therapist with specific training in couples or marriage therapy. Credentials and experience in dealing with specific relationship challenges are vital. Consider their therapy style to ensure they meet your needs.

  • Schedule a consultation

Most therapists provide an initial consultation to discuss your goals and how they may help.

At Behr Psychology, we offer in-person consultations at our Midtown West and Upper West Side offices and online sessions for those in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina, and California.

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Myth: A couples therapist is a crutch for my relationship.

Fact: A couple's therapist does not want to be the third person in your relationship. Couples therapy aims to help you improve your communication and understanding of each other so you may leave therapy and function typically on your own.

Myth: A couple's therapist will take sides or "gang up" on me.

Fact: Our couple's therapists are always on the side of the couple's health. We do not form independent alliances with either member of the couple but rather strive to work on what is best for the couple as a whole.

Myth: Our issues aren't big enough for couples therapy.

Fact: Couples can benefit from seeing a therapist to improve their communication and mutual understanding. In our opinion, it is better to confront problems in a relationship while they are hills and not mountains.

Myth: A couples therapist will be able to tell us if we should stay together or break up.

Fact: A couples therapist will help you understand both your own and your partner's relationship needs. With new skills and insights into yourself and your partner, you will be in a better position to understand your compatibility and the sustainability of your relationship.

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