Couples Therapy

Mediation for Couples Conflict

Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.

Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce, and confront the source of the conflict.

Treatment techniques may include the following:

  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Analyzing Your Communication
  • Getting to the root of the problem
  • Enhancing Intimacy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Couple Retreat

When a relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.

Couples in Recovery

This is for one or both people in a couple working a recovery program. This work will provide support for one or both of you to work together to provide cohesion in working together for healthier life balance while in recovery. 

Effective Communication for Couples

This is how to learn tools for ways to improve the communication in your relationship with your primary partner or in other relationships. This will help you to learn effective and constructive ways of communication. You will be able to learn skills to decrease escalation, how to resolve conflict in relationships and how to improve on truly expressing yourself including your thoughts and feelings.  Additionally there are tools to assist you to decrease defensiveness when you talk with each other. These skills can absolutely change the relationship you have with your partner to have the relationship you always desired. 

Pre-marital Counseling

Prepare for a lifetime together by having the important conversations ahead of time, and in a supportive environment. Transitions Psychotherapy provides pre-marital counseling for couples in the Monterey area and beyond. Get the support, encouragement, and the tools to build a lasting marriage with our help.

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