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Therapy for Couples

Helping you strengthen your relationship with honesty, love, and connection.

DECREASE STRESS

ALIGN ON IMPORTANT ISSUES

FIND MORE CONNECTION

We just want to feel like we’re on the same team

As challenges and the pressures of life take their toll, it can feel like you’re always fighting each other, instead of the problems you face.

In therapy, we can help you and your partner get on the same page and rebuild the intimacy and romance in your relationship so that you can handle anything that comes your way.

Couples therapy can help you find a sense of unity and shared purpose

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How We Can Help You

Premarital Counseling

Therapy to help you build a strong foundation of honesty, love, and respect as you step into your marriage.

Marriage Counseling

Therapy to help you and your partner resolve conflicts, learn to work as a team, and bring love back into your relationship.

Living Together

Therapy to help you and your partner align on key life decisions and strengthen your bond, building a solid foundation for your relationship.

Sex Therapy

Sex positive therapy to help you and your partner improve intimacy, resolve sexual issues, and deepen your physical connection.

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Why Do Couples Seek Therapy?

Building and maintaining a long-term healthy relationship is a learned skill that unfortunately may not have been modeled for many of us growing up; couples therapy can help you and your partner learn the skills necessary to understand and resolve relationship conflicts in a healthy way.

In therapy, we can help you deal with tough issues, like persistent arguments or recovering from an affair while making sure both of you feel heard and respected. The process can also help you decide what to do next, what each partner wants, and how it might affect any children you have.

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If you and your partner are struggling with:

We can help you figure it out together.

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What You Should Know Before Starting Couples Therapy

It can be hard to resolve challenges in a way that makes you feel seen and heard by your partner and feels good for both of you. The truth is that relationship issues are often rooted in longstanding trauma wounds and attachment issues. On your own, it’s hard to trace what’s happening today back to the past. This is why couples counseling is so valuable. It’s a chance to identify where the disconnection in your relationship comes from and work to repair it as a team.

Couples therapy isn’t only for relationships in crisis. It can be valuable at any stage to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen the partnership. Coming to therapy can prevent small issues from becoming major problems down the road.

Therapists stay neutral and don’t pick sides or place blame. We create a safe place where you can express your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. As we move through the process of therapy, this neutral ground helps you feel safe as you work together to fix problems and make your relationship better.

A communication breakdown is one of the biggest sources of relationship tension. In therapy, we work to improve your communication skills, active listening, and empathy to help you better understand each other and express your needs and feelings constructively. As your communication improves, you may find that conflicts become easier to resolve, trust strengthens, and your relationship becomes more satisfying and harmonious.

Couples therapy equips you with conflict-resolution skills, helping you identify and address the root causes of your challenges rather than just managing the surface-level issues. This leads to lasting solutions and a healthier relationship.

In therapy, we will set clear goals for the relationship. Whether it’s rebuilding trust, improving intimacy, or aligning on life goals, we can help you define what you want to achieve and create a plan to get there. However, regardless of your goals, therapy is most effective when both partners are willing to learn, grow, and heal individually and as a couple.

What you talk about in couples therapy is confidential. Therapists uphold strict confidentiality to ensure that both partners feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment or a confidentiality breach.

Athena McCullough

OWNER | CLINICAL DIRECTOR
MA, LPC, LMFT

about us

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Why work with
McCullough Family Therapy?

This is your space to be you.

When you feel safe, supported, and heard – you’re going to feel comfortable sharing the experiences, history, and situations that brought you to our door.

Connection with your therapist leads to an openness that allows us to get clear on why your relationships follow a pattern of behavior that doesn’t give you what you need.

In creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts without fear of judgment, we can open the door to real change.

We provide therapy that is:

Collaborative

Our commitment is to guide you ​toward the transformation you ​desire. To ensure you receive the ​best possible care, our clinicians ​work together, combining unique ​insights and expertise.

Safe

Wherever you are on your journey, you can feel confident that you are in a safe, judgment-free space. Our team is here to help you heal, grow, and get the support you need.

Experienced

Our experienced clinicians tailor their approach to you, considering your needs, goals, and personality, using the modalities that best fit your situation.

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How couples therapy works

Our goal is to create a compassionate space where both of you feel seen, understood, and valued; helping you navigate challenges together.

Assessment

We meet with you as a couple and also individually to understand your experiences. This helps us learn how your early relationships have influenced who you are today and how you connect with yourself and your partner.

Goal Setting

As we understand what challenges you are facing and what is most important to you, we go over the tools and strategies that will help each of you meet your partner’s needs in a way that resonates with them.

Therapy Sessions

Throughout our sessions, we reassess your progress and make adjustments to help you continue to nurture and strengthen the love and connection that helps you feel like you are working as a team.

Frequently Asked Questions About Couples Therapy

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It can be different for every couple. Depending on your goals, some may only need a few sessions to work on specific issues, while others might benefit from longer-term therapy. Successful therapy takes dedication, open communication, and a willingness from each of you to actively engage in the process of understanding and making positive changes in your relationship.

Absolutely! Opening up about personal issues can be intimidating, and we understand that. Our team is trained to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel comfortable sharing what’s on your mind. As we get to know each other better, you’ll likely find that therapy becomes a place where you can explore your thoughts and emotions openly, gaining deeper insights and discovering ways to overcome challenges together.

Yes, therapy can still be beneficial even if your partner doesn’t want to come. For instance, we can help you work on improving your own communication, coping skills, self-worth, and confidence which has a way of positively impacting your relationship! Additionally, discussing your concerns and experiences with your therapist may help you find ways to encourage your partner to join in the future.

In couples therapy, we operate by a no secrets policy, which means that we do not keep secrets from the other partner. However, everything that is shared between the couple and therapist is kept confidential from outside parties. The goal is to help you both share more openly with each other and tell the truth about how you feel and what you need. If something is shared directly with the therapist, that has been a secret from your partner, then we will have a conversation about how we can help you bring that to your partner and talk about it.

There are a lot of great books that have been written by the very couples counselors whose models we use. So why should you choose counseling over a book? Well, for one thing, those books are not written with your relationship in mind. A book can give you helpful tips about relationships in general, but it cannot speak directly to your relationship. A couples therapist can address the strengths and weaknesses that are unique to your relationship and help you find solutions that are tailored to your needs.

Our goal in couples therapy is to remain as neutral as possible. One thing we often say is that if something is a problem for one of you, it’s a problem for the relationship. Instead of figuring out who’s at fault, we want to help you work collaboratively to heal your disconnection. After all, it takes two people to resolve a relationship issue, regardless of where it started.

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How To Get Started

Start with McCullough Family Therapy by booking a free consultation. You can use the button below to book directly online. If you prefer, you can call us or submit an inquiry via our contact form.

We offer in-person therapy sessions in Littleton. Telehealth therapy is available across Colorado.

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McCullough Family Therapy

Helping you discover a relationship built on love, honesty, and connection.