Marriage & Couples Counseling Irvine CA

Couples Counseling Orange County CA

Marriage & Couples Counseling

During marriage and couples counseling, partners will learn skills they can use to recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Skills are learned and practiced to achieve tangible and long-lasting results. Couples learn to relate to each other using wise, powerful, and loving methods that are invaluable at any stage of a relationship.

Why It’s Done

Marriage counseling can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status.

Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other. In other cases, couples seek marriage counseling to improve a troubled relationship. You can use marriage counseling to help with many specific issues, including:

  • Communication problems
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger
  • Infidelity

When To Seek Help

When couples have difficulty communicating, feel isolated, or have concern about a lack of intimacy, psychotherapy can help. Marriage counseling might also be helpful in cases of domestic abuse. However, if violence has escalated to the point that you’re afraid, counseling alone isn’t adequate. Contact the police or a local shelter or crisis center for emergency support.

What To Expect

Relationship-focused couples therapy and marriage counseling typically brings couples together to learn skills to strengthen their marriage such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Discuss differences rationally
  • Build trust

[, Mayo Clinic staff, December 2018]

Premarital counseling can help couples who plan to get married. Couples can gain a deeper understanding of each other and work out any differences before marriage. Please see premarital counseling to learn more.

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