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Lighthouse Mental Health Counseling For Couples

Lighthouse mental health counseling for couples helps them to recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through online teletherapy, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways. 

 

The therapist will want to know the main problems you are experiencing, and what causes most of your stress within the relationship. Some aspects of relationship stress that may be discussed include parenting conflicts, intimacy issues, and communication issues (or other types of distress).

What percentage of marriage counseling is successful?

 

The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists reports an overall success rate of 98%. The success of couples and family therapy contributes to a decreasing divorce rate in the United States.

What makes couple counseling sessions useful?

 

Couples seek counseling when they want to improve their relationship or have become unhappy in their marriage. They may feel that their needs are not being heard or met or they might be stuck in unresolved conflicts. Many times, it feels like the relationship is stuck and they are repeating the same conversation and the same conflict over and over again. Couple’s therapy is useful in helping the couple move from a conflict situation to a more emotionally and intimately connected situation where needs are being met and problems are collaboratively and constructively solved. Even if the relationship is relatively good couples therapy be enormously beneficial in improving intimacy and connection and creating a more satisfying and fulfilling relationship in general.

The Lighthouse mental health services help couples move from a conflict situation to a more emotionally and intimately connected situation where needs are being met and problems are collaboratively and constructively solved. Even if the relationship is relatively good, couples therapy can be enormously beneficial in improving intimacy and connection. This creates a more satisfying and fulfilling relationship in general.

Couple counseling provides a secure and impartial environment where you and your partner can delve into your relationship dynamics. The presence of an unbiased third party allows you to communicate with your spouse in ways that might be difficult on your own. An experienced therapist can offer insights into what you can anticipate from your marriage and what adjustments are necessary for a more fulfilling experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse Mental Health Counseling Process

 

Therapists at Lighthouse Mental Health Services often employ an integrated approach to treatment, borrowing techniques from different forms of therapy, depending on your needs.


These are some of the strategies employed by the therapists.

  • Getting to know you: “The therapist creates a sense of safety by getting to know you and your partner. They work actively and collaboratively with you to help you understand yourself and your partner better,” says Mueller.

  • Identifying feelings: “The therapist helps you and your partner identify feelings and put them into words to one another,” says Mueller. 

  • Exploring the past: Couples therapy can involve exploring your past, since that can help you better understand your fears, motivations, and behaviors in a relationship. It can also help address unresolved conflicts that affect your present.

  • Focusing on solutions: Your therapist will work with you and your partner to resolve issues, correct negative behavior patterns, and focus on positive aspects of the relationship. 

  • Teaching skills: Couples therapy can help teach you and your partner anger managementproblem solving, and conflict resolution skills. The aim is to equip you and your partner with tools to help you deal with issues as they crop up.

How Does Lighthouse Mental Health Counseling For Couples Work?

 

Lighthouse mental health counseling for couples can give you and your partner the opportunity to discuss and resolve issues related to several aspects of your relationship, which can include:

  • Roles in the relationship - This can help you examine the roles you and your partner play in the relationship and identify unhealthy dynamics. It can also help address differences in expectations.

  • Beliefs and values - This can help you and your partner discuss your beliefs, values, and religious sentiments and the implications of these aspects on your daily lives.

  • Finances: A major source of conflict in relationships. This can help promote open dialogue and transparency around income and spending habits.

  • Time spent together - You and your partner can address issues that have been sabotaging your time together. You can discuss activities that you enjoy doing together and how to make time spent together more enjoyable.

  • Children - If you and your partner are on different pages about whether or not you want to have children or how you would like to raise them, this can help you communicate these concerns. It can also help with stressors like difficulty conceiving or adopting children.

  • Familial relationships - Couples therapy can help you and your partner work out issues stemming from conflicts with other family members, like parents, children, and siblings.

  • Sex and intimacy: If you and your partner are having issues related to sex and intimacy, or infidelity, couples therapy can offer a safe space for you to share your feelings and needs.

  • Health issues - Physical or mental health illnesses can be hard on you and your partner. You can opt for online teletherapy that helps to deal with the stress it puts on your relationship.

  • External stressors - Therapy can also help you and your partner deal with conflicts caused by external factors, like work for instance, that can put stress on your relationship. (Verywellmind 2021)

 

Benefits of Couples Therapy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couples reported having more connection to their partner and their own feelings, as well as more secure, spontaneous, and playful in the relationship which helped to reconnect with their partner in a new way. When people in general feel secure in their relationships, they tend to venture about in different areas in their life and be more firm in their foundation.

The benefits of Lighthouse mental health counseling for couples include a decrease in relationship distress and increased relationship satisfaction.

Here are some of the benefits to know:

  • Understand each other better: Couples therapy can help you understand yourself and your partner better. It can help you express your feelings, hopes, fears, priorities, values, and beliefs.

  • Identify relationship issues: Your therapist can help you and your partner identify issues that are leading to recurring conflicts, lack of trust, and feelings of disconnection, says Mueller.

  • Improve communication skills: Therapy can help you and your partner communicate with each other. It can help you express yourself and ask for what you need without attacking or blaming your partner.

  • Resolve conflicts: Your therapist can help you and your partner work through your issues and resolve them.

  • Strengthen friendship and attachment: Couples therapy can help strengthen the friendship, attachment, bonding, and intimacy between you and your partner.

  • Terminate dysfunctional behavior: Your therapist can identify dysfunctional behaviors and help eliminate them.

  • Learn skills: This is not a long-term form of therapy. Instead, it is a short-term therapy that aims to equip you and your partner with skills to help you prevent and manage conflicts that arise down the road.

  • Improve relationship satisfaction: Couples therapy can help improve the overall quality of your relationship so that you and your partner are happier together. (Verywellmind 2021)

 

Improve relationship satisfaction: Couples therapy can help improve the overall quality of your relationship so that you and your partner are happier together. (Verywellmind 2021)

Online Lighthouse Mental Health Counseling Available For Couples

Many online counseling platforms offer support to individuals and couples who might actually prefer online counseling rather than going to a counseling facility. Couples can benefit in many ways from our online teletherapy sessions. 


In fact, many couples do find the idea of online therapy more appealing than sitting in an office. Especially with busy schedules during the week for couples, it will definitely save time and less hassle to drive to a counseling center. Since feeling more comfortable with the therapy format can make it easier to open up, they might get more out of therapy. Just like in-person therapy, online therapists at Lighthouse Mental Health Services can discuss issues that couples might be going through.

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  • Can parents or guardians be involved in teen therapy sessions?
    In most cases, our therapists encourage family involvement to some extent, but it depends on the specific therapy approach and the teenager's preferences. We may also have occasional sessions with parents or guardians to provide updates and guidance.
  • Can teenagers switch to in-person therapy if online therapy isn't working for them?
    Yes, absolutely. If online therapy for teens isn't the right fit, you are free to start the in-person therapy sessions. The therapists at Therapy Lighthouse are trained to adapt their approaches and may have suggestions to improve the online therapy experience before considering a switch.
  • Is online therapy as effective as in-person therapy for teens?
    Yes, absolutely. However, the effectiveness depends upon certain factors including: Individual Needs and Preferences Type of Therapy Therapist Competence Privacy and Safety Severity of Issues Parental Involvement Regular evaluation and open communication between the teen, therapist, and any involved caregivers are essential for a successful therapeutic experience. For more details, get in touch with our team .
  • Are there age restrictions for teen therapy?
    Generally, teenagers under the age of 13 and older with parental consent can undergo therapy, whether it's in-person or online. In some cases, mature minors are considered capable of making their own informed decisions, especially if they are over a certain age of around 16 or 17.
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    This can benefit people of all ages, from children to adults. It is often used in individual therapy, group therapy, and even self-help formats. It is suitable for those with mild to severe mental health issues. If you are someone who is looking for help to overcome any mental health challenge, consult with our qualified professionals today.
  • What happens in a CBT session?
    In a CBT session, a therapist and the client work together to identify problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The therapist helps the client challenge and reframe negative thought patterns and develop coping strategies.
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    CBT is typically time-limited and structured. Many CBT interventions are designed to be relatively short-term, often lasting from 8 to 20 sessions. However, the duration may vary based on individual needs and the nature of the problem being addressed. For related queries, reach out to our team now.
  • Can CBT be personalized?
    Yes, absolutely. CBT is highly adaptable and can be personalized to address the unique needs and circumstances of each individual. This personalization is essential for the effectiveness of CBT as a therapeutic approach. It ensures that the treatment aligns with the client's goals and experiences.
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  • Is online teletherapy as effective as in-person sessions
    Yes, absolutely. Our research indicates that online counseling can be just as effective and impactful as in-person sessions, providing adaptable support to those who need it. It also brings the convenience and comfort of doing it from your own home.
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  • Should both partners attend every session?
    Ideally, both partners should attend every session to ensure that both perspectives are heard and worked on. However, in some cases, one partner may attend individual therapy alongside couples therapy to address personal issues. For related queries, schedule an appointment with us today.
  • When should a couple consider therapy?
    Couples may consider therapy if they are experiencing communication problems, frequent conflicts, emotional distance, infidelity, or other relationship challenges that they are unable to resolve on their own.
  • What happens during a couples counseling session?
    During a typical session, couples typically discuss their concerns and feelings in a safe and structured environment. The therapist may ask questions, provide insights, and suggest exercises or homework to address specific issues. Throughout the therapy, the therapist will assess the couple's progress toward their goals. Adjustments to the treatment plan may be made as needed.
  • How long does couples therapy typically last?
    The duration varies depending on the complexity of the issues and the progress made. Some couples benefit from a few sessions, while others may continue therapy for several months or longer.
  • Is individual therapy only for people with mental health disorders?
    Not certainly, individual therapy can be beneficial for anyone experiencing emotional distress, seeking personal growth, or facing life challenges. This also addresses other issues including: Anxiety Stress Depression Relationship Problems Grief and Loss Trauma Addiction Personal Growth and development
  • Are the individual sessions confidential?
    Yes, absolutely. Our therapists are legally and ethically bound to protect your privacy. They cannot disclose your personal information without your consent, except in specific circumstances where there may be a risk of harm to yourself or others.
  • How often should I attend individual counseling sessions?
    The frequency of therapy sessions can vary, but many people start with weekly sessions and then gradually reduce the frequency as they make progress. Your therapist will work with you to determine the best schedule. To know more in detail, reach out to our team.
  • How long does the session last?
    A standard counseling session typically lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour. This duration allows for a focused conversation between the therapist and the client while also allowing time for the therapist to document notes and prepare for the next session. The length of a therapy session is something you can discuss and negotiate with your therapist. To know more in detail, reach out to our team.
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