Southern Wake Counseling Center provides comprehensive mental health and behavioral health counseling services. We offer a warm and caring environment where people can focus on their challenges and work on their goals. Our aim is to provide you with a safe and confidential atmosphere where you can move towards a healthier life.
Every relationship has its own unique challenges and strengths. Couples counseling attempts to help both people see the relationship in a more objective way. Instead of blaming each other, the couple can understand the motives behind their behaviors and learn to respond in more productive ways.
However, couples counseling involves more than just gaining insight. In counseling, couples are asked to improve their interactions and help their partner express private feelings more effectively. When a person feels safe, they are more likely to communicate what they are thinking and feeling. If they fear being rejected or criticized, they will keep their feelings to themselves.
Many people have experienced a negative reaction from others when they said something that was misunderstood. Receiving an unkind or unreceptive response makes people feel like they aren't free to communicate openly with another person. The result of not sharing these feelings is emotional distance.
By minimizing the fear and increasing the sense that they are in a “safe space,” couples can improve their connection with each other. One benefit of an improved connection and a “safe space” is improved intimacy. Many couples come to counseling with a list of what is wrong. This negative narrative makes it difficult to see what's right. Couples therapy is not all about problem areas; it is also about the couple’s strengths. These strengths can be promoted to build resiliency in the couple's relationship.