As social beings, most people want to develop deep and meaningful relationships. However, relationships require a willingness to put in hard work to keep them healthy. Intimate relationships can be strained by an accumulation of small stressors while major stressors can derail them. As long as all partners are willing to work on the issues that they have and to develop a solution, most relationship issues can be managed. The relationship counselors at Fishtown Wellness Center can give you the tools to address the issues in your relationship.
Relationships can be negatively impacted by stress. Other common issues that can harm relationships include communication problems, different styles of parenting, differences in political views, differences in relationship orientations and different expectations. Some examples of severe stressors that can cause serious harm to a relationship include such things as a terminal illness, infidelity, and serious mental health problems. If you have noticed feelings of contempt or resentment in your relationship combined with an increased frequency of arguments, you might benefit from seeking couples therapy at the Fishtown Wellness Center. We can help you to work through many different relationship problems, including the following:
If you are unmarried and thinking about getting married to your partner, you might both benefit from seeking premarital counseling.
You might seek relationship therapy for a variety of reasons. You might want to work through your problems to build a stronger relationship, or you might be uncertain about whether you want to continue your relationship. Other reasons that people seek relationship counseling include wanting to improve their communication skills, to navigate new territory in their lives, to enhance their sexual and emotional intimacy, or to navigate responsibilities of co-parenting and/or cohabitating.
People within relationships should not expect their therapists to take sides or to make direct recommendations about whether the relationship should end or continue. Good therapists instead allow the therapeutic process to unfold naturally and help individuals in relationship with each other figure out how best to promote the health and well-being of everyone involved. At Fishtown Wellness Center, we work to help partnerships by offering support for the goals they set and allowing all partners to communicate their emotions and feelings more productively.
For relationship counseling to work, everyone will need to be committed to the process. There will need to be honesty, an interest in making changes, and personal accountability for the work during and outside the session. The therapists at Fishtown Wellness can help you to understand how to navigate your close relationships so that you feel balanced and nourished by the people you connect with. They utilize techniques drawn from approaches such as Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), the Gottman Method, and Family Systems Therapy.
Within the realm of relationships, the therapists at Fishtown Wellness have speciality and expertise in sex therapy, alternative relationship structures, queer relationships, ethnical nonmonoagmy/polyamory, and kink relationships. When working with a couple’s therapist, we will identify the ways in which you want to improve and enhance your relationships in a way that feels affirming and supportive.
If you are experiencing problems in your relationship(s), you might benefit from relationship therapy. Fishtown Wellness Center has relationship therapists who are available to help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form.