Relationships take work. You must’ve heard that almost a million times throughout your life. But as much of a cliché as it sounds…… its true.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to couples counseling, so we are here to debunk the major myths and help your relationship thrive.
Myth #1: Couples counseling is only for relationships with major problems.
Whether you are experiencing a bumpy road in your relationship, or not, couples counseling is beneficial for everyone. Learning to communicate before the problem arises is a key factor for a healthy relationship. Licensed counselors can teach you the right skills to effectively communicate with each other and work as a team. Remember: its you and your partner against the problem - not against each other.
Myth #2: Couples counseling creates problems within the relationship that weren’t there.
With any type of care, the wrong kind can do more harm than good. However, the right professional will guide you & your partner throughout the sessions, and utilize techniques used for specifically towards couples.
Myth #3: My therapist is judging my relationship. They will tell us to break-up or get a divorce.
Professional counselors are not there to judge you - they are there to help. Ethically, therapists should not tell you what to do, but instead focus on techniques and skills to ensure the best for you and your partner.
So if you and your partner are debating to start couples counseling, just remember the benefits it can bring. Whether you are in a rough patch, or you just want to learn effective communication and skills, our counselors are there to help.