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Couples Counseling

At the Center for Change we work with couples who want to have a more fulfilling relationship and want to recapture the closeness they once felt.  We can assist you in identifying and understanding the patterns in your life and relationships that have led to unhappiness, and support you in choosing a more fulfilling future. 

With over twenty years of experience serving couples and individuals in North County, we have found that successful and healthy relationships consist of individuals who display on-going respect for their partner and themselves.

Having RESPECT in a relationship involves: 

                        Resolving past issues and moving on

                        Evaluating and addressing current issues

                        Showing sincere interest in your partner's life

                        Practicing "Love Languages" on a continual basis

                        Enhancing shared meaning and purpose

                        Communicating effectively

                        Turning toward one another and being present in the relationship

Though very challenging, change is possible.  It is a choice we make, whether consciously or unconsciously, to stay in unhealthy, unhappy relationships and lives, or to do the work necessary to change, grow and become the fulfilled, caring and loving people we are meant to be. We look forward to assisting you in examining all the areas involved in a respectful relationship.

 Whether you call it marriage counseling, couples therapy, or relationship counseling, it is a method of helping two people get back on the right track when things go wrong. Having an objective, third party whose expertise is working with couples can help identify unresolved issues and sources of tension and anger.
What Happens During Couples Counseling?
Sessions usually last 50 minutes to an hour, and are a time for two people to come together to talk about the conflicts they are facing in their everyday life. Sometimes it's nothing more than opening the lines of communication. Other times, it’s a tool that is used to help get to the heart of the problem between the two of you, so that you can continue to live a happy life. Not only does it allow for an opportunity to communicate, but it also provides individuals with the tools necessary to make it happen.
You can use marriage counseling to address many specific issues, including:
• Communication problems
• Infidelity
• Sexual difficulties
• Substance abuse
• Anger
• Financial problems
• Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
• Divorce
Helpful Forms

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