Our Couple's Services
Couples counseling is more common than most people realize since many couples use discretion when seeking out such services. It is easy to fall in love with the right person but staying in love with them is what can sometimes become difficult, but it does not have to stay that way, when a couple becomes brave enough to seek help. In as little as three months, a couple can transform their relationship into a bond that promotes healthy growth and strengthened connectedness. At Catalyst Counseling of Connecticut, we offer counseling to couples currently struggling with the following:
- Contemplating separation or divorce
- Infidelity (sexual, emotional)
- Cohabitation incompatibility
- Financial management disagreements
- Long distance relationships
- Parenting disputes
- Insecurity, jealousy issues, or possessiveness
- Great loss (health, "empty nest", home, career)
- Problems with in-laws
- Sexual dissatisfaction or dysfunction
- Major Transitions
- Disillusionment with the relationship
- Personality conflicts
- Different religious practices
- Power struggles
Our curriculum typically includes 10-12 (50-60 minute) sessions which is based in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) which is a comprehensive, active-directive type of psychotherapy that focuses on resolving emotional and behavioral problems and disturbances in order to enable couples to lead happier more fulfilling shared lives. In an REBT focused Couple's Counseling program, negative false beliefs that interfere with a clear perception of one's partner are targeted for change. Additionally, all or nothing thinking, overgeneralizations, and other common unhealthy thinking patterns that lead to poor communication, anger, resentment, and frustration are identified, worked through, and eliminated. Pathways for learning effective communication, negotiation, and problem solving skills are then created in order to improve satisfaction and stability in the relationship. While there rarely exists a true fairy tale romance that lasts past the "honeymoon phase", we have the ability to help couples heal as well as develop practical daily strategies they need in order to achieve their happily-ever-after's.
Our couple's counseling services are extended to all types of couples including those that are married, unmarried, engaged, in a domestic partnership, living in a long distance relationship, of same sex, biracial, transgendered, blended (having a child/children from previous marriages/relationships) and many more.
Contact us today to schedule an evaluation or to learn more about what our couples counseling curriculum has to offer, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.