Couples counseling in Littleton can help your relationship in many ways. Couples counseling is not just for married couples or even those who are engaged. If you’re in a committed relationship and feel that you’re at a roadblock or that things could be better and you want to continue in the relationship, here are some reasons that couples therapy in Littleton may be a good idea.
Overcome Past Relationship Trauma
If you feel that your relationship is stuck, it could be something from the past of either partner. Past relationship trauma, whether physical or mental, can lead to issues in current relationships. Sharing your past hurts and unresolved trauma in a safe environment can help your partner better understand you and, with the help of the therapist, you overcome them.
Understand One Another Better
Do you feel like you’re constantly misunderstood? Does your partner complain that you ignore them? These are common communication issues addressed in couples counseling in Littleton. Learning how to truly hear what the other is communicating and get your point across without yelling or feeling a negative emotion is a benefit of couples therapy.
Learn About How You See the Future
Although many couples talk about things like whether they want children and how many, where they want to live and career aspirations, rarely are the conversations much deeper. During couples counseling you and your partner can dive deeper into the issues that you need to agree on before taking the relationship to the next level. If you are engaged or thinking about becoming engaged, it is important to share an understanding on topics like these:
It’s normal for the individuals who make up a family to have different opinions, wants, needs and communication styles. However, when even two people in your family can’t seem to get along, everyone is affected. If you’ve been trying to help your family get along but it’s not working, you should consider seeking the help of a Littleton family therapist.
Family Therapy is a Process
Although you’ll be seen as a family, it’s also beneficial for your Littleton family therapist to see family members alone and in groups. Depending on the family dynamic and the issues that you’re looking to address, I may want to see mom and dad in a session and the kids in another. Or, I may feel it’s best to see one parent and the children instead. During these more limited sessions, it’s not about pointing fingers or devising a plan to attack the missing family member(s), it’s an attempt to help open up more lines of communication.
Ultimately, I Want You to Learn How to Solve Issues on Your Own
Whether you see me for family therapy in Denver or another provider, the goal is to teach each person in the family how to communicate better. That includes hearing what the other family members are saying. The end result is that everyone can learn how to solve problems between one another without the help of a Littleton family therapist. An added benefit is that it also helps each member of your family communicate and solve problems outside of the family as well.
I Can Help Your Family
If you’re looking for a Littleton family therapist, call me, Athena McCullough, at McCollough Family Therapy, for your initial consultation. Talk to me about your family dynamics and what you’re looking to achieve or solve through family therapy and we can help start you on the road to better communication and problem solving. I can be reached at (720) 257-9121.