with couples communication, sexual issues, and unresolved conflict
is human. Given how important we all feel relationships are, of course we want
them to be the best. The art of being a healthy couple is something
you can learn. It does not come automatically out of the blue. You
may need relationship counseling to help you on your way.
RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING or COUPLES COUNSELING
Our specialty is helping people in relationship become the healthy
couples they always have wanted. In addition to our private
marriage counseling retreats, we are both in private practice
and work individually and together, with couples and individuals
all over the country—supporting them to increase connection, deepen
couple communication, heal from extramarital affairs, resolve sexual
issues, and, often, for new couples, begin life together with skill,
and understanding about how a good relationship really works.
Sometimes couples counseling
is not the best option right away. It may be better for you to be
in individual relationship counseling to sort out your personal feelings
before going into couple counseling.
We often do couples counseling, as well as individual relationship
counseling on the phone or by Skype, and people who live in our area
(southern Colorado) come to our offices for face-to-face appointments.
Our relationship counseling and couples counseling approach is
a unique combination of educating you about couples communication
skills and behaviors, helping you practice those skills, and facilitating
you to grow yourself to become the partner/person you would like
to be in all your relationships. We are each trained in coaching
and psychotherapy modalities as well as specific couples counseling
techniques, so we combine our personal experience in relationship,
as well as our professional training. (See ABOUT
US for biographies
WHAT DO PEOPLE FOCUS ON WHEN IN RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING OR COUPLES COUNSELING?
• How to solve problems respectfully without getting into angry
• How to deepen and strengthen your couples communication.
• How to make agreements and decisions.
• Healing from affairs.
• Exploring sexual issues—this could be any physical or emotional
issue that prevents a couple from achieving a mutually satisfying
intimate and sexual relationship.
• Shall we stay in the relationship or move on?
• Parenting issues.
• Individual personal struggles with closeness, intimacy, communication
or sexual issues.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HEALTHY COUPLE?
Some elements of
being a healthy couple are:
• Good couples communication – more positive than negative.
• Friendship between partners.
• Strong connection.
• Shared willingness to resolve conflict respectfully.
• Long term couple commitment.
• Shared values and goals.
EMAIL OR CALL US
If you are struggling with any of these and would like help, please
don’t hesitate to call or email.
Joel@consciousrelationships.com or 970-259-7585
Kate@consciousrelationships.com or 970-259-3424