Couples Therapy

Couples therapy aims to enhance the connection between two adults engaged in a long-term relationship.

Couples may benefit from therapy if:

  • They wish to increase emotional intimacy, improve their sexual satisfaction, or develop more romance in their relationship
  • They desire to improve communication, decrease argumentation, and engage in more collaborative and meaningful dialogue
  • They want to cooperate more effectively in parenting children
  • They wish to support each other in managing stressors, including employment or financial demands, health concerns, or relationships with extended family.
  • They wish to support each other in the wake of loss or illness.
  • They want to resolve differences over significant decisions like getting married or having a child.
  • They wish to address underlying conflicts in their relationships, such as disputes over money or in-laws.
  • They want to adjust to a significant transition, such as marriage, the birth of a child, or retirement. Therapy can also be beneficial when couples form a stepfamily.

Couples therapists create a safe and supportive environment that encourages couples to state their thoughts, feelings, and desires with compassion and empathize with each other. As meaningful, collaborative dialogue develops, connections deepen and strengthen. The relationship becomes more cooperative and supportive, and they experience greater fulfillment.

For information about seeing a couples therapist, please call 301-466-9526 or email

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