Couples Therapy in New York, NY
Every relationship is drastically different and should be treated as such in couple’s therapy. Understanding how a partnership is its namesake, but how it also consists of individuals with their own viewpoints and conflicts, is vital for healing the unit. The information below dives into the complexity of each couple and our approach towards your therapeutic journey.
Shanti: inner peace
Bhāvanā: mental insight
Karuṇā: guided healing
What Is Couples Therapy?
Conflict within a relationship can be sourced from and surface for a variety of reasons, life events, actions, communication issues, family discrepancies, parenting conflicts, and so on. It can erupt after one harmful event, such as infidelity, or slowly progress over years of ineffective conflict management and unmet needs. Just as with individual therapy, every couple is approached differently because your reasoning for seeking help cannot be narrowed within a pre-defined treatment path. Every couple, whether married, engaged, dating and everything in between, communicates differently and brings their own history to the table.
A couple is purely the act of individuals coming together, and oftentimes that notion is thrown to the wayside in the pursuit of greater harmony. Although the end goal of couples therapy is to find peace within your relationship, whatever that means to you, there needs to be a deep understanding of the individual and the self within this wider unit. Individuals bring forth varying attachment styles, previous relationship scars, unhealthy communication tools, and ineffective patterns of behavior that can cause harm to the relationship. There can be no growth, or healthy changes in behavior, unless the responsibility is taken by both parties, not necessarily as to their faults, but simply as to their roles.
Remember, these are mere possibilities and can be interconnected or not involved at all.
- Life stressors
- Communication issues
- Personality discrepancies
- Intimacy issues
- Financial issues
- Arguments and conflict
- Relationship and marriage crisis
- Emotional distance/unmet needs
- Lack of healthy communication strategies
- Power struggles/Parenting conflicts
Our small steps approach allows you to find each other again, utilizing whatever tools and structure seem to align effectively with your relationship struggles. Just like our individual therapy, our treatment approach is malleable and adaptable to your needs.
Our Therapeutic Approaches
Your Counseling Experience
Each therapeutic experience is different, and each session can unlock helpful and new paths to explore in the healing process. The below are just to give you a general idea, hopefully instilling a bit of confidence and easing of any worry associated with seeking treatment.
- 60-minute sessions generally, once a week
- Short-term work can last between 3-6 months or whenever you feel you’ve reached the version of relationship you were seeking
- Long-term work also lasts as long as you both need
How We Choose Your Therapist
- What you need to reach mental well-being
- Your personality and energy
- Your communication style
- Our therapist’s specialties, training, interests, and own lived experiences
- Our therapist’s approach and communication style
In the Meantime
Extensive research has found that these simplistic and mindful lifestyle changes have a drastic effect on daily life. Give them a shot if you need some immediate peace.
- Experiencing nature
- Conscious, deep breathing
- Maintain an active lifestyle
- Healthy diet