Much of the work that we do at Inner Compass Counseling focuses on relationships and includes working with couples and marriage counseling. Sometimes, couples come to us and at least one of them has done individual counseling, but neither of them has ever done couples counseling. They often wonder, what is the difference between couples and individual counseling?
In couples counseling, I often tell people that there are three clients, the two individuals, plus the relationship. I ask a lot of questions about “the relationship” such as “how does that impact your relationship” or “how do you feel about the relationship”. Often couples are not used to thinking of their relationship in this way and it takes a bit of adjustment to get used to thinking about “the relationship”.
Sometimes couples want me to give them the steps to fix their relationship, sort of like a manual with certain steps to follow so that their relationship will improve. While we certainly do talk abou...
All of us at different times in our life have felt as if we needed some extra help either individually or in our relationship or marriage. Perhaps we have had a major loss, such as a divorce, death of a family member or close friend, loss of a job, a miscarriage, etc. Perhaps it has been something not quite so “big” such as feeling left out at work, feeling lonely in our relationships, or feeling disconnected from our partner. Any of these things can leave us with feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, sadness, or just feeling low.
How can therapy help?
When coming in for therapy, you are affirming your willingness to change and shift your life. You are confirming that you want to feel better and to not stay stuck in your current situation and feelings. Some clients report feeling better after simply booking the first appointment. At Inner Compass Counseling, we offer a safe place for you to explore these feelings and to get...
Inner Compass Counseling announces group therapy sessions in 2017. If you find yourself struggling with being a mom or wanting to become a mom, please join us. We offer groups for dealing with infertility, pregnancy loss, and a support group for moms. The group therapy sessions begin mid-January and run for six weeks. Sign up today!