Just like with individual therapy, with couples psychotherapy you will begin to understand and appreciate the things that are really important to you. You will start to get more access to you insides, including unconscious expectations that interfere with you getting what want and need. Therapy will shift your understanding of yourself, others, and relationships, so that your insides work better for you.You will become more able to get your needs met, and you will feel more comfortable and happy with yourself and your life.
But couples therapy has a more defined focus, that of learning how to achieve those goals between the two of you. Couples therapy is different from individual therapy because its most important goal is learning how to be more able to be a better partner with your partner, and helping your partner learn how to be a better partner with you. You each need to learn how to help the other and how to accept help from the other. When to take care of yourself, when to take care of the other, and when to let the other take care of you.
We will meet weekly for sessions, usually all three of us together. Sometimes I may have a session with just one of you, but that would be the exception, not the rule. Our sessions will be 50 minutes and we will use that time primarily talking about the relationship between the two of you, and how it fits into the rest of your life.
If you'd like to learn more about couples psychotherapy, call me at 301-652-5507 or email email@example.com to ask questions or schedule an appointment.