Have you been thinking that it might be time to try Couples Therapy?
When you feel connected with your partner life feels manageable and even exciting.
You used to love doing things together. Traveling, going out, hiking, going to the beach. It didn’t matter. It was fun and you felt joy just being together.
You have both worked so hard to be successful in life, but lately you haven’t been feeling very successful with each other.
You want your partner to understand that you still care. You still love him/her. When you try to communicate that love, it hasn’t been working.
You don’t know how to get back to feeling joy again. You need something that will give you the opportunity to see if that is possible with your husband/wife again.
Couples Therapy is an experience that has the potential to change the direction of your life. I want to help give you the tools to feel seen and understood by your partner.
The Couples Therapy Experience
In my experience I have seen couples make a lot more progress with longer sessions. It is much easier to make a lot of progress and still be able to space out the appointments every 2-3 weeks when we are meeting for 90 minutes or more.
There is certainly no guarantee as every situation is different, but I can usually help couples make a lot of progress in 4-8 long sessions. Once couples are on the right track they often choose to continue meeting, but can space out the sessions even more.
Here is what the first few sessions will look like:
- The intake will be with both of you and last 90 minutes.
- I usually recommend individual appointments for each partner after the first session. A 90 minute appointment may be split for this.
- We will then come back together for the next appointment and make a plan.
Working with couples for longer sessions has been incredibly helpful. Most therapists try to work with couples in the usual 45 minute sessions every week. I have had extensive training and experience in couples therapy and know that working with couples is much different than working with individuals. For that reason I work in 90 minute sessions.
90 minute sessions are $230
If you have any questions or are ready to get started with couples therapy please email Shane Birkel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-852-3654. Shane has offices in Dover, New Hampshire and is also available for online counseling.
For more information check out Shane’s counseling blog.