Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

Your relationship has hit a rough patch. You’re tired of arguing with your partner or spouse constantly. You want peace and harmony in your home but you’re not sure how to get that.

Couples issues are some of the most common concerns that bring adults to counseling. In fact, research shows that approximately nineteen percent of Americans report being unhappy in their relationships.

Common concerns that bring couples to therapy include:

  • couple facing away from each other while sitting on the sofa representing marital challenges. Get couples therapy and marriage counseling in marietta, ga at foundry counseling Frequent arguments and conflict
  • Different viewpoints
  • Family conflict and parenting issues
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy concerns
  • Codependency
  • Poor communication
  • Emotional disconnect

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Can Help You Resolve These Issues and Communicate Effectively

For some couples, attending counseling every so often is a matter of enrichment and maintaining a healthy marriage. They recognize the importance of having a healthy marriage and know that counseling will help them develop the skills to weather hard times. Furthermore, many parents see how having a healthy marriage helps to create a healthy home environment. This gives their children healthy examples of how relationships operate.

Couples in distress are often coming in because they care about their relationship. They recognize that they are going through a hard time and need assistance to better navigate their challenges. They want to find a safe place to explore their issues where they can feel heard, validated, and supported. At Foundry Counseling, our couples therapists can offer you that support and help get your relationship back on the right track.

Our Approach to Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling:

couple on the couch talking to a therapist representing couples therapy and marriage counseling in marietta, GA at foundry counselingAt our counseling center, marriage and couples counseling is facilitated by David Sturgess, LPC. He uses treatment techniques learned from The Gottman Institute and Prepare-Enrich. These two resources provide evidence-based methods of helping couples build a healthy marriage through premarital counseling or couples therapy. These approaches will also address the inevitable hardships which present themselves in relationships.

Relationships are stressful. Marriage is certainly no exception. Many difficulties in relationships come from communication difficulties. These could be stemming from not having the skills to communicate effectively, not communicating authentically and fully, unspoken expectations, difficulties from a person’s past which is interrupting the present, and more. The Gottman Institute provides resources to use in sessions that will be used to help each person work towards the couple’s goals. These goals could focus solely on marriage and/or parenting.

What You Can Expect from Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling

The frequency of sessions is based on the needs of the couple. Evidence has shown that consistent and frequent sessions provide the best results. This also decreases the duration of time in therapy. Sessions will begin with identifying the goals you both have for counseling. Then, your therapist will assess the skills and resources you have and the ones you need to gain to accomplish the goals and create a plan to accomplish those goals.

Generally, in counseling, we discuss your goals, your unique needs, and the issues that are arising in your relationship. Then, we focus on learning new skills to practice outside of session to help you improve communication, boost intimacy, and connect with your partner or spouse.

Premarital Counseling:

Foundry Counseling offers couples premarital counseling to help them build a foundation to prepare for marriage. Some couples feel that working with a therapist helps them identify and possible challenges they may face and address them before the wedding. And, it can help them learn to communicate to avoid some of the most common marital arguments.

Some clergy require pre-marital counseling prior to marrying couples, but they may not have the resources to facilitate this important step in joining the two of you together as husband and wife. If this is the case, David is more than willing to work with your officiant and provide this essential service.

Premarital counseling has shown to reduce the risk of divorce by 30%. Prepare-Enrich uses an assessment that is customized to your unique situation. It bases the questions on each of the couple’s history, their childhood, previous marriages, existing children, age, living arrangements, etc. You will receive a copy of your assessment. And, this assessment is used to guide the sessions and will help you as a couple build a solid foundation for a happy marriage.

Begin Premarital Counseling, Couples Therapy, and Marriage Counseling in Marietta, GA:

couple holds hands in a field at sunset after couples therapy and marriage counseling in marietta, ga at foundry counselingIf you are looking for a couples therapist who can help you and your partner or spouse improve your relationship, work through existing issues, and learn the tools needed to thrive together, then you’ve come to the right place. Contact our counseling center and speak to a therapist to learn how we can help you and your loved one. Follow these steps to begin counseling in Marietta, GA, or online therapy in Georgia:

  1. Contact our Atlanta-area counseling center
  2. Set up a free consultation appointment and speak with a couples therapist
  3. Begin couples therapy and marriage counseling and find lasting happiness and peace in your relationship.

Other Services Offered at Foundry Counseling

Our Atlanta-area counseling center offers a wide variety of counseling services for your entire family. Our counseling services include online therapy, counseling for first responders, individual therapy, DBT, family therapyfaith-based counseling, trauma and PTSD treatment, and addictions counselingContact our therapy office to learn more about how we can help you or your loved ones build peace and confidence in your life.

376 Powder Springs St. Ste. 140
Marietta, GA 30064
(888) 700-1030

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