Couples Counseling DC
The initial idea of couples counseling can be scary for plenty of people. A couple that is having trouble working through a disagreement or other area of tension, may find that their experience ends up being way more positive than they originally thought.
A DC couples counselor at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates understands that there may be fears and apprehension about coming in for a session. We can answer any questions you have about what to expect, so you can walk in feeling more confident about the process. Whether you are a new couple or have been together for decades, couples counseling can be hugely beneficial in strengthening your bond.
The Purpose of Couples Counseling
A skilled therapist can create a space for their clients that is both comfortable and safe. The purpose of couples counseling is to provide help when a relationship becomes stagnant or there are disputes you have not been able to work through on your own. The role of a couples counseling at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates is to guide you and your loved one in a conversation that hopefully opens up communication and encourages healing of past hurts.
When Arguments Cannot Be Settled
If you are not able to work through difficult arguments at home, then it may be time to see a couples counselor for help. Sometimes, passion can suffer due to tensions or when both parties are living busy individual lives. Topics such as money, romance, infidelity, children, and more may be covered in a couples counseling session.
The counselor serves as a mediator between you and your other half, encouraging communication with each other that truly targets the root of the problem. Occasionally, it is simply a misunderstanding or lack of communication that keeps a dispute from being resolved.
What to Expect During a Session
When you first attend a session with a couples counselor at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, your therapist may start off by asking why you have decided to attend counseling. While this inquiry sounds simple enough, it is important to take the time to have both parties share their perspective on why they are there. If a couple waits several years before going to therapy, it may take some unraveling before the problem is identified.
Typically, the first session is just to get to know you and your other half better as a couple, and individually. Your therapist may ask about your history and set the tone for future sessions together. Keep in mind, that more than one counseling session may be required in order to work through an issue.
The Reward of Couples Counseling
Talking about difficult feelings and thoughts with your partner and therapist can be uncomfortable at first. It may feel as though the first few sessions are not producing any changes or results. Things may come up that you didn’t know your other half felt, or you may realize there are certain things you have been harboring too.
If you would like to learn more about couples counseling DC clients recommend, contact Lindsey Hoskins & Associates so we can schedule your first session. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the process. Call us today!