Q: How can couples therapy help with relationships?
A: Emotional and physical intimacy is essential to a strong relationship, and it greatly contributes to overall health and well being. A lack of intimacy can lead to distrust, irritability, loneliness and sexual dissatisfaction. Without couples therapy, re-establishing intimacy can be awkward, daunting and overwhelming, because couples are often unaware of the underlying issues.
Couples therapy can provide space to explore the underlying issues, work toward addressing them and recreate feelings of closeness. The therapist can help a couple to save time and energy by pinpointing the key factors and guiding the couple in expressing their true desires and needs.
The psychotherapist can also help to overcome hostility and improve communication. If you would like to re-ignite the intimacy in your relationship, Marriage Counseling Orange County can be an important first step.
When I’m working with clients, either individually or as a couple, I apply an eclectic approach proven with the most effective results to psycho-therapy. These effective methods include:
- cognitive behavioral therapy
- psychodynamic therapy
- positive psychology
- solution focused therapy
- humanistic psychotherapy
- family therapy
- marriage and couples counseling
The focus of psychotherapy is on helping the patient find understanding, relief, and the results and changes that he or she seeks.
KAYNAZ NASSERI, MA, LCSW 180 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA, 92660