Do we need therapy?
Most romantic partnerships start off on a high note – you had that “spark,” those feelings of deep trust and intimacy, and hope for a bright future together.
And yet, many couples struggle, drift apart, and experience a loss in connection with one another. Often, these issues are rooted in major relational stressors, such as:
- Financial stressors
- Major life decisions
- Experiences of abuse (past or present)
- Family pressures
- Health problems
- Sex and intimacy
- Differences in religious or political beliefs
- Frequent fighting or arguing
- Difficulty with childrearing
Do you and your partner seem to be constantly arguing or fighting? Have either of you lost enjoyment and intimacy in the relationship? Do you struggle with communicating or making decisions together?
We are here for you!
Key Insights Counseling offers couples counseling (also called couples therapy) services because we believe that every relationship is worth improving. We serve couples from all over the area – Rohnert Park, Cotati, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Penngrove, Petaluma, and more. If you would like to sign up for services or learn more about how Key Insights can help, contact us today! To learn more about how couples counseling can help, read on!
How will couples counseling help?
Every healthy relationship is founded on three key elements:
Trust is all about how much you can rely on your partner. This includes so many aspects of relationship, such as sexual fidelity, safety, dependability, and vulnerability. Often, relationships will experience a breach in trust, such as an affair or going back on a promise. Issues with trust can disrupt the relational system, thereby affecting multiple other aspects of the relationship.
Intimacy is not just about sex or physical touch – it’s all about connection. Emotional intimacy plays just as much of a role as what goes on in the bedroom. Sometimes, changes in intimacy can send signals to one’s partner that something is wrong, that they do not feel as attractive or wanted. Couples who experience a loss in intimacy often struggle with feeling close and connected with one another.
Commitment is all about dedication to the relationship. One or both partners may have fears about moving forward with major life decisions, such as marriage. This can create feelings of instability and anxiety in the relationship. When one or both partners struggle with commitment, feelings of trust and intimacy can also quickly fade.
Trust, intimacy, and commitment are absolutely critical for a relationship to thrive and be long lasting – but none of these can happen without proper communication.
This is why couples counseling is so incredibly effective. Therapists are able to identify problematic patterns of communication and miscommunication and help you work better together as a team. Once your ability to communicate your needs and share openly with one another, you can begin to build stronger experiences of trust, intimacy, and commitment.
If you and your partner are tired of struggling and ready to make things better – let us help. Here at Key Insights Counseling, we believe that your relationship deserves a second chance. Contact us today to sign up for your first session or learn more about what we do.
What does therapy look like at Key Insights Counseling?
We are here for (both of) you!
Our team of couples’ counselors offer a wide range of services to help meet your needs effectively and efficiently. Our services are designed to incorporate the latest research while offering strategic, compassionate and solution-focused treatment.
The initial session is called the “intake interview,” which involves a thorough review of your relationship history and current situation. This allows us to accurately pinpoint the problem and collaborate on a plan moving forward. From there, we meet for regular couples counseling sessions – which is where the real work begins.
Key Insights Counseling utilizes the Gottman method, as well as Attachment-Based and Emotion-Focused techniques, in our couples counseling approach. This means we tend to focus on:
- Fostering trust and intimacy
- Developing fondness and admiration for one another
- Learning to turn towards, instead of away
- Taking on a more positive perspective
- Building “Love Maps”
- Managing conflict and argument in a healthy manner
- Pursuing life dreams and encouraging one another
- Creating shared meaning and purpose
- Establishing shared commitment to your future as a couple
Our practice is called “Key Insights” for a reason.
We believe in those incredible “aha” moments, those breakthrough realizations where children, teens, adults, and families discover the key to unlocking success. Our goal is, no matter what your struggle might be, to help you find those key insights and move forward with a life worth living. We help clients learn to have difficult conversations by having difficult conversations with them. We have high expectations for the people we work with, and we provide ample support in our efforts to drive them closer to their goals.
Do not wait and hope for things to get better on their own – contact us today to begin your journey towards wellness.
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Our office is located at 2 Padre Pkwy, Suite 302A in Rohnert Park. We are easy to get to and we offer lots of parking. We are also conveniently located near public transportation, shopping, and easy freeway access. Our office atmosphere is relaxed, comfy, and elegant with the goal of creating a space where true healing can happen.