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Why Marriage or Couples Counseling and Therapy

Updated: Nov 11, 2023


marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Tampa & Brandon Florida
Marriage & Couples Counseling & Therapy

What Couples Counseling and Therapy in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida Can Help With?

Couples and marriage counseling and therapy can address a wide variety of issues relating to relationships of intimate partners. This may be specific relationship challenges, such as arguing or having different plans for the future, or problems of one partner that affect the relationship as a whole, such as unemployment.


Why Marriage or Couples Counseling and Therapy. Couples and marriage therapy and counseling may address one or more of the following:


  • Affairs and infidelity

  • Anger

  • Communication problems

  • Blended families

  • Emotional distance

  • Financial challenges

  • Future planning

  • Getting ready for marriage

  • Infertility or decisions about having children

  • Major life adjustments

  • Parenting conflicts

  • Physical and mental health challenges

  • Responsibility disagreements

  • Sexual difficulties

  • Substance abuse

  • Unemployment


Additionally, couples and marriage therapy and counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida is an option for couples with no specific problems to address but want to strengthen their relationship.


Why Marriage or Couples Counseling and Therapy. Process

What Couples Counseling and Therapy in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida Can Help With? Couples and marriage therapy and counseling involves conversations between romantic partners and a professional who provides counseling. They will generally discuss a specific problem or issue that is the reason for seeking counseling, as well as goals for working together. The process then involves strategies and learning skills to improve the relationship, such as communication skills, problem-solving skills, and strategies for discussing differences and overcoming problems together.


Is Couples Counseling Always Done Together? Each partner may talk with the therapist individually before meeting together. Depending on the situation, counseling and talk therapy may both be undertaken together or in some cases it can be individual therapy and couples therapy alternating.

Professionals Who Practice It

Couples and marriage therapy and counseling can be provided by licensed Mental Health Counselor L.M.H.C, Licensed Clinical Social Worker LC.S.W, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists L.M.F.T and Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns. Registered Mental Health Counselors can be used since they are under direct supervision of a Licensed Supervisor and the cost can be a lot less.


All therapists have a Masters Degree in Counseling. They have to complete a student internship to get their Masters Degree. Then they have to do a 2 year Registered Internship through the State under guidance of a Licensed Supervisor and pass a state board exam, much like doctors do.


Benefits of Couples Therapy

What Couples Counseling and Therapy in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida Can Help With? While couples and marriage therapy and counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Florida and Brandon Florida is not a guarantee that the relationship will last, many couples find benefits that help them resolve issues and strengthen relationships. Intimate partners can establish or grow better communication, honesty, and trust, which are the foundations of healthy relationships.


Additionally, couples counseling can help to improve feelings of security in the relationship, increase positive feelings the partners have toward each other, enable couples to cooperate with one another, decrease stress, and provide the couple with tools to overcome future challenges together. Our therapists at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Florida and Brandon Florida strive to have the couple get back to where they were when they first fell in love.

Call or text us at 813-244-1251 to discuss setting an appointment to see one of our therapists.

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