MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Marriage Counseling Online

Lovewell providers provide virtual marriage counseling to couples at any stage of their relationship. From premarital counseling and coaching to parenting support to separation and divorce, our therapists can help. Our trained therapists provide marriage counseling online (primarily in California) to which we have found to be as effective as in person counseling, while allowing more flexibility for our clients. 

While many couples may wait until there is a serious problem to seek marriage counseling and therapy, marriage counseling services are helpful for general support and maintenance of your relationship. Some of the most common reasons people actually seek out some of our marriage counselors and get marriage counseling are: 

  • The feeling in one or both partners that the couple has grown apart
  • Lack of connection and intimacy
  • Feeling like “roommates” rather than romantic partners
  • Conflicts about money, including different spending habits, styles, or priorities
  • Different parenting styles and perspectives
  • Infidelity
  • Arguments where one or both partners throw hurtful comments and insults at each other
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Avoidance of conflict and a sense of disconnection
  • Life transitions, i.e. illness in the family or couple, caring for aging parents, death of a loved one, children graduating
  • Lackluster sex life
  • Wanting to avoid divorce or have an amicable divorce
  • Deciding whether to stay together or separate
  • Navigating separation

Small fights and issues can lead to bigger divides and disagreements, and to patterns of fighting that feel familiar even though the topics may change. If these small fights and issues are addressed immediately through marriage coaching, both partners learn skills to resolve conflicts in a healthy way and the conflicts tend to become less frequent and problematic over time. On the other hand, if conflicts are left unaddressed, they snowball into bigger patterns and arguments.  

In marriage counseling, you will learn skills and tools to address these types of patterns, such as:

  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Mindful Communication skills
  • Assertiveness and active listening 
  • Emotional Regulation 
  • Somatic Awareness
  • Intimacy Building

While these are a few of the skills you can expect, each couple has different needs. Our treatment plans and the skills you learn will be tailored to your unique relationship needs.

Many of the couples that come to see our clinicians at Lovewell are successful professionals with a growth mindset looking to improve their relationship. They may have issues with communication centering on anything from differences in risk-tolerance surrounding COVID-related behaviors to differences in parenting styles, but the common denominator is that they are committed to working on their relationship and optimizing their relationship wellbeing. Some couples may fight openly and frequently, while others may rarely fight and tend to avoid conflict and confrontation, but one or both partner’s feel that having an outside perspective could help them cultivate deeper intimacy or something that’s currently missing in the relationship.

Our clinicians understand the work it takes to make a relationship successful and can guide you on that path. We take pride in what we do, and can help carve a path to greater harmony, understanding, and intimacy in your relationship through embracing strengths, teaching tools, cultivating listening, empathy, mindfulness, and compassion.  

 

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