Park City Couples Therapy-An Overview

We learn to relate to friends, family members, and coworkers as we grow up, but we rarely have ideal role models to learn ‘healthy intimate connecting’ from these days. Couples therapy can help partners understand what makes a relationship satisfying and how to improve their own. Learn more about Park City Psychotherapy – Park City Couples Therapy.

Having a good rapport with your therapist

It’s critical that you and your partner feel at ease with your therapist, whether she is a woman, a man, or a ‘therapy pair.’ Give your therapist a few sessions to see if you and your spouse are a good fit for one other, as well as the way the therapist works with you.

What can you expect?

Counsellors, coaches, and therapists have traditionally used different philosophies in couples therapy. Your therapist will likely inquire about your relationship history in order to gain a better understanding of how you met as a pair and what problems you’ve faced along the road. They’ll also look at your personal history, including some data about your family of origin, to determine if there are any recurring patterns in your family history.

Couples sessions vs. individual sessions

I’ve found that a combination of couples and individual sessions works best for me. There are potentially concealed personal obstacles in every partnerships conflicts that are sparked by the partner. These personal concerns present themselves as an invitation to be addressed, and it is sometimes preferable for the individual to do so in their own time and space.

When couples are asked to listen first and then talk, rather than reacting instantly, I have found that they learn to listen better to their partner. This structure typically enables individuals to freely express themselves inside the safe confines of treatment, while also allowing them to actively listen with patience and maintain a low level of reactivity.

Make the most of your therapy.

As a couples therapist, I advise my clients to make the most of my time. They don’t have to pay me to watch them fight at home, and they don’t have to come to therapy to do so. This time might be better spent contemplating the fundamental causes and mechanisms that lead to conflict. For additional information, see my other post, ‘Couples Therapy – It Can Save Your Relationship!’

Seek expert assistance.

If you’re not sure if couples therapy is right for you, give it a shot. Reactivity is almost inescapable when emotions are high. All of your efforts might not be enough to break the patterns you and your partner have established. If you haven’t yet summoned the confidence to ask for assistance, now is the time.