Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy at Red Cedar

Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, and often one of the most challenging. Merging two lives together presents unique challenges with communication that can be difficult to work through alone. Facing challenges together with two varying perspectives can cause difficulties in communication and understanding. Couples counseling is an opportunity for couples to talk in an open and safe space about the challenges they face together, and individually, while discussing with a therapist healthy strategies for handling life’s challenges side-by-side.

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Marriage Counseling

Postmarital counseling, often simply referred to as marriage counseling, is a necessary tool to help married couples strengthen their relationship and their family. Married couples can often forget that the relationship doesn’t stop evolving after being married. Many individuals can stop being intentional about showing love and working to strengthen the relationship.

As life becomes more stressful and a routine sets in, the marriage often becomes a lesser priority behind work, children, and chores. Marriage counseling allows couples to take time to sit down and discuss both what works in the relationship and what needs to change.

Small disagreements can be discussed before they become big disagreements, and individuals can feel safe to discuss emotions and challenges with the help of a counselor. Couples therapy is a healthy way for couples to continue growing in their relationship and to create skills to handle new challenges as a married couple.

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Premartial Counseling

Creating healthy strategies for handling difficulties in a marriage is incredibly important for strengthening a marriage as well as strengthening the family as a whole. Marriage counseling is a great way for married or engaged couples to discuss difficult topics in a safe environment, with the help of a professional counselor to guide the conversation and offer strategies for improved communication.

Couples therapy can be utilized before marriage to create a strong foundation for married life, or after marriage to resolve issues and continue stronger than before.

Premarital counseling is a type of counseling that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling is not only for couples facing difficulties before marriage, but can also be used as a tool to help couples to prepare for a healthy and strong marriage.

During premarital counseling, couples will discuss difficult topics with the guidance of a counselor in order to reach a mutual agreement and discuss how to confront potential challenges in a healthy way when they arise during a marriage.

Some common topics during premarital counseling include:

  • Marriage expectations and role beliefs
  • How to communicate effectively with one another
  • Past experience and how they could affect your future
  • Finances
  • Sex
  • Children

Premarital counseling is a great tool for couples to utilize in order to create a strong foundation for a healthy married life.

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Frequently Asked

Couples therapy, also known as couples counseling or marriage counseling, can be a valuable resource for couples facing a wide range of challenges. If you find yourselves struggling with communication issues, trust concerns, or frequent conflicts, couples therapy may provide the support you need. It offers a confidential space for couples to explore their issues and develop healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

Couples should consider therapy when they are experiencing persistent issues in their relationship, such as communication breakdowns, trust issues, or frequent conflicts. It’s also valuable for pre-marital couples looking to build a strong foundation. Seeking therapy early can prevent issues from escalating.

The duration of couples therapy varies based on the specific needs and goals of each couple. Some couples find resolution in just a few sessions, while others may benefit from ongoing therapy over several months. The therapist will work with you to determine the most suitable timeframe.

During a couples therapy session, you can expect a collaborative and non-judgmental environment. The therapist will facilitate discussions, offer insights, and provide tools to improve your relationship. You’ll be encouraged to share your thoughts and emotions openly, working together to find solutions to your concerns.

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Couples therapy and your privacy

The therapists at Red Cedar Counseling respect your privacy. The information shared in a therapy session is strictly confidential. The relationship between the counselor and the couple is based on trust, compassion, and respect, so that each of our clients feels comfortable in the therapy environment.

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Couples Counseling Lansing MI

Red Cedar Counseling offers couples counseling and marriage counseling services to help couples strengthen their relationship and work through difficulties together. Our counselors are compassionate professionals with years of experience helping couples to not only work through current problems, but also create a healthy skill set for handling difficulties in the future as well.

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