Couples Therapy enables intimate partners to address issues in their relationship in a neutral environment in order to address challenges they are facing. Couples Therapy also provides a place for significant others to explore concerns regarding their partner’s mental health issues and learn how they can support their partner properly through the therapeutic process.
We specialize in treating couples where one, or both partners have a history of trauma exposure and/or PTSD. Oftentimes, couples fight each other, rather than understanding and reducing the unresolved issue causing the conflicts in their relationships (trauma, past abuse, substance abuse, poor coping, family history, etc.). By engaging in therapy together, the couple can learn how to support each other and provide the stability needed to create an environment in which their relationship can flourish.
We use Gottman Couples Therapy, which has the most research for use with ALL couples. The focus of therapy is improving the communication, friendship, intimacy, helping the couple create shared meaning in their lives together, and assisting them in making their life’s dreams come true. In order for this to happen, trust and commitment must be an integral part of the relationship.
***Please note, all couples must be willing to be videotaped. It is useful in the therapy process to be able to playback the partners’ interactions with each other and work in the moment to improve communication. It is also helpful to show the partners their nonverbal reactions that may be interfering with their achieving the desired relationship. These videos may also be used in consultation to help our therapists improve their couple therapy skills.
***Please note that insurance companies do not cover couples therapy and this may be an out-of-pocket expense for you.
Couples Therapy is offered in person only in Buckhead.