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Couple, Marital, and Relationship therapies

Couple, Marital, and Relationship therapies encompass a range of therapeutic approaches aimed at improving interpersonal relationships, particularly among couples. These therapies facilitate deeper understanding, strengthen emotional connections, and enhance communication to resolve conflicts and foster a healthier partnership.

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples is grounded in attachment theory and focuses on emotions as agents of change. Therapists help couples identify and explore emotion-driven relationship patterns, encouraging partners to express their underlying feelings and needs. Through EFT, couples learn to create new, positive interactions based on empathy and understanding, leading to stronger bonds.

The Gottman Method for Couples is a research-based approach that concentrates on the Sound Relationship House Theory. It includes principles like building love maps, sharing fondness and admiration, and turning towards each other’s bids for connection. Therapists using the Gottman Method help couples develop skills to manage conflict, support each other’s dreams, and create shared meaning, aiming to increase respect, affection, and closeness.

Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) combines traditional behavioral couple therapy techniques with a focus on emotional acceptance. This method recognizes that some problems are not solvable but can be approached with mutual understanding and empathy. IBCT helps couples accept differences, improve emotional intimacy, and foster significant changes in their relationship dynamics.

These therapies are designed to address the unique challenges couples face, providing them with tools to repair and enrich their relationships. Whether the goal is to resolve deep-seated issues or to enhance an already healthy relationship, couple therapies offer strategies tailored to each couple’s needs.

Dr. Becca Graham

Dr. Becca Graham

Dr. Marina Costanzo

Dr. Marina Costanzo

Dr. Stacy Bonds

Dr. Stacy Bonds

How it Works

How it Works