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How can couples counseling help us?

Updated: Jan 4



It's the start of a new year. New year, new you...right? The beginning of a new year gives a lot for us to think about.


What do I want to accomplish?

Who are the important people in my life?

What are my career goals?

What do I want to work on personal growth-wise?

Which relationships do I want to foster and which do I focus on letting go?


Often times, the first 4 questions are easier to answer. It's the last one - the one about relationships - that gets people stuck and feeling uneasy.


But, why? Is it because fostering relationships takes work? Is it that saying goodbye is hard? Uncomfortable?


Whatever the reason, it's important to consider how you go about working on your relationships.


Rachel Dubrow, LCSW and Associates specializes in relationship counseling for premarital couples, married couples, couples who are partnered, and couples who have no plans on marriage at all. We find that everyone can benefit from exploring the things that are working and what isn't so that they can start the year off on a better foot than last year.


So, what questions might be worth exploring in relationship-based therapy in our office?

  • How do we co-parent?

  • How do we feel more connected after a long and stressful day at work?

  • What do we do when we don't agree on (fill in the blank with whatever life choice, decision, or thing you're at odds about)?

  • How do we communicate more effectively so we feel heard and respected?

  • How do we safely talk about what isn't going well or thoughts about ending the relationship?

  • How do we amicably work through a separation or divorce?

  • How do we deal with (insert toxic person/thing you aren't looking forward to/family event, etc. in your lives here)?

The list goes on. What's important to know about relationship-based counseling is that it doesn't have to be what couples "do" when things aren't going well. Sometimes, what we all need is a safe place to explore how we can be "better than we already are"...together.


Wondering if relationship-based counseling is the logical next step to improving communication, connection, and decision-making with your partner? Contact us for a free 15-minute phone consultation today!



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