It’s common knowledge that our society has high rates of divorce and relationship breakups. Couples counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, gives partners a chance to work out relationships instead of ending them. It can be heartbreaking to see couples, who’ve invested time, energy and emotion into a relationship, give up because they could not work through their most challenging issues. Couples counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, helps couples learn how to deal with their problems and learn how to better communicate with each other. Many couples benefit from counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, and many relationships are saved through the guidance of our skilled therapist.
What will I learn in couples counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, and why is it useful?
Couples typically come to counseling because they are unhappy, and that’s mostly because they haven’t been successful at resolving their conflicts. They‘ve either disengaged and shut down emotionally, or have become overly argumentative. In both cases the primary job of the therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, is to assist in moving the couple from conflict to resolution.
That generally requires:
Guiding the couple through a problem-solving process to resolution on each of their stuck points, and in a way that helps both partners feel supported and heard.
Teaching the couple skills to handle any future differences together, without falling into the traps that lead to resentment, blame, disengagement and detachment or fighting.
Providing skills to help keep intense emotion from derailing the positive feelings that each has for the other. This helps keep a positive and loving emotional tone between the couple, improves communication and reduces stress.
Helping each to see how their early experiences contributed to bad habits and unhelpful behaviors and learn to detach in order to help prevent ongoing emotional escalation and reactivity.
Couples counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, works to realize these objectives so that the couple can enjoy a long-lasting and long-loving partnership free of fighting and full of affection.