If you are looking for a marriage psychologist specialized in couples therapy , at Centro Integra we can help you.
Most people start a relationship with the intention of being happy and that it is for life. Sometimes certain habits, the friction of coexistence, stress, routine, the arrival of children and their upbringing or dedication to work end up making one of the members of the couple uncomfortable.
It may happen that as the years go by, frustrations, reproaches or unsolved problems accumulate. This makes it increasingly difficult to move on and the arguments, accumulated unresolved problems, jealousy, lack of communication and / or a distancing begin.
When this happens it is important to identify and change the situations and behaviors that are harming the relationship.
WHAT IS COUPLE THERAPY?
Couples therapy is a therapeutic approach carried out by a specialized psychologist who helps the members of the couple to resolve the conflicts that are preventing them from enjoying a satisfactory relationship.
Through couples therapy, the psychologist knows the points of view of both members of the couple, the difficulties that each one has or their discomfort. The goal of the psychologist is not to side with one or the other, but to help both parties find a solution to their situation.
Often when problems arise in a relationship, it happens that inadvertently, one starts separation or divorce as the only way out. Today, more and more couples are given the opportunity to solve their problems and try to regain the relationship they had before making the final decision by going to couples therapy.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
During couples therapy, a series of strategies are learned and practiced that are intended for both members of the relationship to learn to communicate, negotiate and solve problems that may arise, as well as promote the exchange of the positive.
The main objective is for couples to regain harmony, joint activities, a good relationship, their sexual life and everything that makes a relationship healthy and satisfactory for both.
Based on our experience we can find 2 situations:
- Both parties decide to attend couples therapy. When we come across this situation, the psychologist meets in a first session with both parties. After this first session, an individual session is held with each member of the couple separately so that both can express themselves freely. From this point on, the psychologist analyzes the situation and draws up an intervention plan.
- Only one of the parties wants to attend couples therapy. We know that sometimes it is not easy for both parties to want to attend the consultation. Sometimes one of the partners considers it a waste of time or does not want anyone to intrude on an intimate environment. In these cases, we work with the member of the couple who decides to attend therapy, providing them with resources that can help them improve individually and, consequently, as a couple.
WHEN TO GO TO COUPLE THERAPY?
Each person is different and each one has different circumstances that make them unique. Although there are countless reasons why you end up seeking the help of a Psychologist, there is a circumstance that is always repeated in all consultations: the feeling of loss of happiness in the relationship .
DOES COUPLE THERAPY WORK?
This is a fairly common question among people who consider going to couples therapy. The answer is yes. In fact, the success rate of couples therapy is around 80%, that is, one in four couples manage to resolve their differences.
Although each couple has their own personal circumstances and some have been “dragging the problems” for a long time, the most important thing for it to work is the work and the commitment that the couple makes to therapy. That is, the desire and desire to change on the part of the two members of the relationship. If you really want to overcome the situation, success is assured, no matter how bad the relationship is. It is always possible to resolve conflicts, look for the positive in the other, foster empathy or learn to communicate in an appropriate way.
If you are a Marriage Psychologist specialized in couples therapy , do not hesitate to contact us.
Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.