How Can Counseling Help My Relationships?
We will likely encounter or deal with difficult relationships in our lives. Nobody is perfect, and sometimes it is hard to get our needs met or communicate effectively with someone else. Whether it is a work place relationship, past or current family dynamic, or some experiences with your significant other, counseling can help you to navigate these relationships more effectively. Also, dating can be hard in this day and age. Counseling can help you identify the boundaries you want in a relationship and build the skills needed to set and enforce those boundaries. These skills can help in other relationships in your life as well.
For individuals, counseling can help you work through current or past relationships in ways to limit how they continue to impact you. You may have had a difficult relationship with a parent or past partner, and those experiences can negatively affect our current relationships. You may have had a partner who said negative things about you so many times that now you start to believe it and find yourself thinking the same way about yourself in a new relationship. Or you could have just ended a long term relationship and are having difficulty transitioning out of the life you had built with that person. Counseling can help with these concerns and experiences by helping you to work through these experiences, identify how they've affected you, and begin to build a new normal that meets your desires.
For couples or families, counseling can help you to build communication that meets the needs of everyone in.
Counseling can help any type of relationship ranging from interracial relationships, married couples, lesbian, gay, trans or queer relationships, and any partnership in between. One of the main ways that counseling can help is through gaining an understanding of the relational and communication patterns. Once these dynamics are better understood, then the couple can begin to build new communication patterns using the skills they've developed in counseling. Research conducted by the American Association of Marriage and Family concluded that over 97% of surveyed couples got the help they needed from couples therapy. In addition, 93% of couples said therapy gave them more effective tools for dealing with conflict.
If you think or feel like counseling may help you in your relationships then please feel free to reach out today. We are her to collaborate with you to improve your current relationships and leave the negative impacts of past relationships behind you so you can more fully focus on the ones you have now. We have Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) who are trained to help you begin to build the quality relationships you want.