Couples Therapy in NYC
Life in New York City can be complicated and busy. Have you been feeling distant from your partner? Maybe you’re finding less and less time to spend with your partner. Or, maybe it’s becoming increasingly difficult to see eye to eye on things these days. If you’re feeling disconnected from your partner, for any of these reasons, or anything else, you and your partner may benefit from couples therapy.
What is couples therapy?
Couples therapy, otherwise known as couples counseling, is a standard therapy for solving issues in relationships or strengthening relationships. The goal of couples therapy is to strengthen the bond between you and your partner and improve teamwork. Throughout sessions, you and your partner will be guided by your therapist to listen and learn from each other, and solve issues you two may have.
Couples therapy may be a scary prospect for many couples because of what it could mean about the relationship.
“Does going to couples therapy mean our relationship is doomed?”
“My friends think we should get couples therapy, but Is our relationship actually that bad?”
“I think my partner will react very negatively to couples counseling…”
However, you and your partner, in any relationship stage (early, pre-marital, post-marital), can benefit from couples therapy. In fact, your relationship does not even have to be in a crisis to benefit from couples therapy.
What are the benefits to couples therapy?
Regardless of your relationship situation, couples therapy can be beneficial in the following ways:
- Learn ways to enhance communication and problem solving between you and your partner
- Develop ways to understand and respect one another
- Have a space to talk about complicated thoughts and emotions
- Consider the obstacles that may hinder your relationship
- Identify and talk through conflicts
Every successful relationship includes trust, connection, and communication.
Trust is the sense of knowing that your partner is committed to you and is someone who can be relied upon. When trust isn’t present, you may feel insecure about your relationship and frequently worry about your partner and their actions. In couples therapy, you will work through potential trust issues and talk about the importance of trust in the relationship.
Connection is the feeling of simultaneously being understood by your partner and understanding them. It is the aspect of knowing your partner and being able to be vulnerable when with them. It includes physical and emotional intimacy. Without connection, you will feel distant from your partner. Couples therapy can help you reconnect with your partner.
Communication is the ability to solve problems, particularly when they are neither you or your partner’s fault. Perhaps an argument between you and your partner was due to a simple misunderstanding. Good communication means being able to easily express your feelings and needs. With couples therapy you and your partner can work on skills to improve communication, or identify barriers that prevent communication.
Finally, relationship dynamics are different for every couple. Some relationships can be remedied and improved through couples therapy. On the other hand, some relationships are also not meant to be. In this case, couples therapy can help you and your partner recognize that, and work towards mutually parting ways.
Find an NYC couples therapist at Integrative Psych
Integrative Psych is an NYC-based private practice which provides personalized couples therapy. Our clients are based in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan (Chelsea, Village, Lower East Side, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Tribeca, SoHo), Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, but our clinicians are licensed to treat anyone in the state of New York.
We take a compassionate, comprehensive and holistic approach to couples therapy at Integrative Psych. Here, we will carefully examine all elements of your relationship dynamic, knowing that all relationships may be different. Therapy will be based on you and your partner’s values, personalities, and situations. Once you and your partner have begun care with us, we will see you both regularly to monitor progress and make any adjustments necessary to ensure that you both benefit fully from treatment at Integrative Psych.
Obtain couples therapy today, if you are ready to:
- Remedy and/or strengthen your relationship
- Improve trust, connection, and communication between you and your partner
- Have the support of a trusted expert with extensive experience with couples therapy
If you’re interested in working with one of our couples therapists, book an appointment here.