A New Level of Relationship Care

Couples sessions are designed to address your unique love story customized to the couples needs and goals. Through a series of couples sessions, you will gain unprecedented insight into your relationship and deepen your understanding of your relationship.  By exploring the subtleties that have defined your past story, as a couple you are able break-free from limiting relationship beliefs and/or self destructive relationship patterns. This new awareness provides a superior power of discernment, and allows you to recreate a fulfilling life and relationship story. 

  

Whether you are married, facing a break-up, separation, infidelity, in a relationship or simply just want more from the human experience, our team will help you develop individual and relationship awareness and teach you how to approach meaningful connections. Our Wellness Team provides you with awareness and insight about how to completely transform your level of intimacy and authenticity as you evolve as a couple. 

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COUPLES THERAPY

  • Preventative & Pre-Marital

  • Marital & Couples Therapy

  • Infidelity & Affair Recovery

  • Divorce & Discernment Counseling

  • Communication Problems

  • Infertility Support

  • Sexless Marriages and Intimacy 

Quality Relationship Care

Discovering love is a beautiful thing.  Couples meet, get closer, and may commit for life.  Each love story has unique traits and blooms at its own pace.  Yet sometimes, the relationship suffers, falls into harmful patterns, and disconnection becomes the norm.

Are you growing apart from your partner?  Do you feel like you can’t talk to each other anymore?  Or are you going through a difficult separation?  
 

Whether you are married, dealing with divorce, infidelity, having trouble communicating, or simply feel like “something is missing,” couples counseling can help.
 

Our team at Love Discovery Institute offers quality couples counseling, individual therapy, and sex therapy customized to your needs and goals.  We will support you and your partner so you can explore your issues, realign and cultivate a meaningful connection. You both deserve a chance to rewrite your love story. If you are ready to get started, call 305-605-LOVE or book an appointment.
 

What Is Couples Counseling?

Couples counseling (also known as couple therapy) is designed to address relationship issues for romantic partnerships.

The goal of couples counseling may vary depending on your specific situation and desired outcomes.  For example, your counselor can help you and your loved one enhance your communication, navigate a breach of trust or uncover what’s lying under your intimacy problems.  If needed, your counselor can provide a safe space and guidance for you to part ways.

Couples counseling can also help you navigate infertility and life transitions.
 

Your relationship does not need to be in crisis for counseling to make a positive impact.  All couples can evolve and benefit from advice and care.  Couples counseling allows you and your loved one to not only heal wounds but bulletproof your bond for future challenges.
 

Some of the benefits of couples counseling include:

  • Exploring and working on conflicts

  • Gaining deep insight into yourself and your partner

  • Identifying and shifting unhealthy patterns and beliefs

  • Strengthening connection and intimacy

  • Improving communication

  • Recovering trust

  • Embracing vulnerability

  • Tuning into purpose and passion
     

It takes courage to seek help.  We are here to guide you and give you the necessary tools to heal.
 

Do We Need Couples Counseling?

You may be wondering: Do we really need counseling?  Will my partner even agree to go to therapy?  Can’t we just figure this out on our own?
 

We understand how difficult and anxious-provoking it can be to ask for help or let a third party into your relationship dynamics.  But we are here to work with you as a team, in a confidential and non-judgmental environment, to address your concerns and find a way to move forward.
 

If you or your loved one are struggling with these relationship issues, you may benefit from couples counseling:

  • Frequent fights or arguments

  • Communication problems

  • Sexless marriages or relationships

  • Financial strain

  • Difficulties with in-laws or family members

  • Religion or spiritual problems

  • Fertility or childbearing challenges

  • Abuse or toxic behavior*
     

*Your safety is our priority. If you are experiencing a violent or abusive relationship, contact the domestic violence hotline (1.800.799.7233) or visit its website.
 

How Can Couples Counseling Help?

Couples counseling can help you address issues in any stage of the relationship: before marriage (preventative or pre-marital counseling), while married (marriage counseling), after a violation of trust or affair (infidelity counseling), or when you are trying to make decisions regarding divorce (discernment counseling).

Couples counseling can also help aid specific target areas of your relationship, including communication problems and sex-related issues.

Sexless Marriages

Healthy relationships involve a strong connection and intimacy level (physical and/or emotional). Sexual intimacy might be a big part of that. Expressing and meeting each other’s sexual needs can deepen your relationship and allow it to flourish. Counseling for sexless marriages or relationships can help you:

• Have honest and healthy conversations to build more intimacy.
• Explore yours and your partner’s sexuality.
• Get to know each other’s erotic mind.
• Improve your sexual connection.

Discernment Counseling

Sometimes one or both partners start doubting whether they want to stay in the relationship or not. If divorce or separation becomes an option, discernment counseling can guide you both to make a conscious and healthy decision. Discernment counseling can help you:

• Open up about your needs and emotions.
• Gain a broader perspective and insight into possible options.
• Reach a mutual agreement on how to proceed.
• Prepare for a future with or without partner.

Affair Recovery

Infidelity is one of the most difficult challenges couples can face along the way. This violation of trust may make you question your entire relationship or think it is beyond repair. Yet, couples can survive affairs and even become stronger after therapy. Infidelity counseling or affair recovery therapy can help you:

• Navigate feelings of anger, pain, and betrayal.
• Explore the root cause of infidelity.
• Understand the full impact of the affair.
• Figure out next steps.

Life Transitions

Open up about your needs and emotions regarding the changes affecting you and your partner. These can be stressful times and changes in the system often affect our ability to connect.

• Entering a new stage of a relationship.
• Moving to a new city or a new location.
• Embarking on a new career
• Changes in responsibilities at a new position.
• Welcome a new family member or baby.
• Empty nesters.
• Discovery of a new illness or condition.

Communication Problems

Communication is the foundation of any relationship, especially romantic ones. Couples that practice effective communication can build trust and foster intimacy for a lasting and evolving journey. Counseling for communication problems can support you to:

• Gain tools to address and resolve conflict.
• Learn healthier ways to talk to your partner.
• Understand the cycle of conflict and learn how to support each other.
• Enrich the depth of your relationship.

Infertility Counseling

Infertility counseling assists couples address the very delicate thoughts and emotions that couples often face when dealing with infertility.

• Learn to process and alleviate the grief, pain, and frustration.
• Manage depression and anxiety more effectively.
• Create a space where physical and intimacy can still keep you connected.
• Learn how to hold and have healthy conversations
• Develop a system of support and nurturance.