Couples Therapy is form psychotherapy that focuses on challenges within a romantic or intimate relationship. Couples Therapy uses both directed tasks and open-ended questions to help couples improve thier communication, deepen intimacy and solve problems together. A couples therapist is a credentialed therapist who has specialized training to help couples get to the root of issues, equip them with tools for the future and stop unhelpful patterns. Couples Therapy takes place with both partners in the room to practice healthy communication and work as a team to make positive changes.
Couples Therapy is for any romantic partners, including married, dating, casual, etc. Any partners who are looking for better communication, deeper intimacy, more empathy and understanding of each other could benefit from couples therapy. Couples therapy can help partners proactively prevent problems in the future, sort through current disagreements, or heal from past hurts. Couples therapy is for partners who are ready to put their relationship as a top priority, partners who are done feeling stuck or trapped, and partners who are ready to feel close and supported by each other.
Couples Therapy allows a trained professional to identify and stop patterns that are keeping couples stuck. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are trained to help partners find a way to compromise, heal and grow together. Partners will gain skills, tools and techniques to use outside of therapy; which helps stop hurtful behaviors and redundant conversations. Going to couples therapy helps both partners feel heard, understood and closer together.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is a licensed clinician who receives specialized Master’s degree focusing on relationship systems. This specialized higher education helps them understand how to mediate sessions with couples and families. Marriage and Family Therapists learn how to think about the relationship as a system; which helps clients heal patterns instead of just addressing one problem at a time. A trained couplest therapist can facilitate a couples therapy session with both directed interactions or open ended conversations to help clients process and grow. Couples therapists are experts in helping partners of all relationship dynamics and backgrounds overcome the past and grow together..
Do you and your partner(s) feel distant?
Have you and your partner experienced a significantly stressful event?
Are you arguing more than enjoying time with your partner?
Is something off about your communication with your partner lately?
Mosaic Creative Counseling helps put the pieces of any relationship back together to create something beautiful. Mosaic provides couples counseling, or marriage counseling for the Tallahassee community. Couples therapy services include partners, couples, spouses in any relationship. We create a nonjudgmental safe space for clients to explore, problem solve, and grow. Our trauma informed and culturally sensitive treatment helps improve relationship satisfaction in all areas.
Common Couples Therapy Goals Have Included:
Do you want to speak to someone about relationship therapy? Are you ready to start couples therapy or marriage counseling?
Below are some common myths about couples therapy.
Many of our clients at Mosaic say these very words. We get it! Being vulnerable wasn’t fun the first time you tried therapy, so why would you want to try therapy again if it didn’t help? Mosaic clinicians are trained in a variety of holistic and creative modalities. Our Couples therapist uses tools like the Enneagram to give clients a framework for communication, and supporting each other outside of therapy. We try to have our clients take and active more experiential approach in therapy. Couples often find this refreshing and insightful. They learn things about each other through the creative interventions at Mosaic that they never knew. Give Couples Therapy another chance, you deserve to find a therapist who you and your partner both click with. If that’s not us, we will help you find who it is!
How often do you sit at home on the couch with your partner after a long day both staring at your phones? How many times a week are you falling asleep to Netflix without actually connecting with your partner? Sound familiar? Relationships are not stagnant, they take constant effort and input! Many people think couples therapy is only for when partners are about to separate or end a relationship. However couples therapy is not only for when things are falling apart. In fact when we wait until things are falling apart to seek help, often we have endured more pain and waited too long. Let’s compare taking care of our mental health to taking care of our physical health. Think of couples therapy less like an Emergency Room visit and more like a regular visit to the gym. Investing in Couples therapy will be most effective, if it is a regular consistent priority where you work on your relationship. You don’t just pay for a gym membership or personal trainer when you are already fit. You start your fitness journey when you want to make improvements and you maintain it to keep your body tone. Couples Therapy is similar.
Therapist training 101 is learning to be nonjudgemental and NEVER give advice. As Therapists we learn how to lead with curiousity instead of judgement. After hearing many couples experiences, therapists start to realize that partners are often doing the best they can with what they know at the time. Every relationship dynamic is unique and they each have strengths and weakness. The last thing your therapist is doing is judging you and your partner for being brave enough to open up and prioritize your relationship.
When working with a professional therapist or counselor specifically, you are working with a clinician who is trained in understanding relationship dynamics. Clinicians are educating on skills and tools that work, not just anecdotally but techniques that really work according to research. Furthermore, we are trained to not let our own beliefs, morals, or values get in the way of how we treat clients. Family and Friends are wonderful resources! But they will typically take sides, tell you what to do, how to do it, and what to feel based on their experiences, thier morals and their own biases. The Mental health field requires specialized trainings, and supervision hours to ensure that clinicians understand how to empower and equip couples to meet their goals and improve their intimacy and relationship.
Marriage and Family Therapy is a regulated and specialized niche in the mental health field . The American Association for Marriage & Family therapy helps inform the research of MFT and education around the field, insurin that Marriage and Family therapists are grounded in best practices.
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