Why do it?
Couples seek counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, with all kinds of goals in mind: rebuilding trust, improving communication, deepening closeness and connection, rebalancing roles and responsibilities in the relationship, navigating large transitions and decisions (to name a few).
What should we expect?
Couples counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, often feels like a much more active version of individual therapy. At different times your therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, acts as a communication coach, a referee, a teacher, and a guide. The process is collaborative and change-oriented. Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, therapists approach couples counseling in the same way we approach individual counseling, with the first goal being to explore, identify, and deepen your understanding of the issues at play. This means starting with the easily observable complaints and then diving deeper to better understand the root areas of what is not working. This newfound understanding will then direct you and your therapist to the solutions for lasting change.
We incorporate psychodynamic, EFT, Gottman, solution-focused methods and techniques when helpful for each couple.
How long are we in for?
It depends. Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, perspective is that couples should come for as long as is helpful and end when they have a stronger foundation, a deeper connection, and new tools that they are utilizing successfully. Some couples seek counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, with a specific issue to tackle and are able to utilize the therapy space in a very practical way, requiring few sessions. Other couples entering counseling have more foundational challenges and will likely meet longer term. Many of our couples come and go, using the therapy space as their constructive place to return to when they need extra support and professional guidance. You and your couples therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, will work collaboratively to decide the meeting frequency and treatment length that best fits your wants and needs as a couple.