Relationship counseling is a safe space for couples to discuss differences and explore needs while learning more effective communication skills. It generally takes place in pairs but can extended to complete familial units. is often sought when relationship distress is beginning to interfere with a couple's daily functioning. Counseling is designed to foster communication in a safe and neutral environment where all parties may freely express feelings and concerns as necessary. 


Themes of effective communication, forgiveness, trust, infidelity, and  are often explored in relationship counseling. Sessions often challenge value systems and perceptions to promote understanding and compassion. 


​The core of relationship counseling is working through ambivalence. "I know I want to keep this relationship but I don't know how to move forward with how I feel today." These mixed feelings and contradictory ideas do not mean that you do not want the relationship. They demonstrate a battle between continuing through the storm versus protecting yourself. ​

Exploring the patterns by the patterns that cause stress in the relationship.  to identify deficits or needs in the relationship. Patterns may emerge during talk therapy, role plays, assessments, and from client report. 


​Counseling goals include learning how and when to take breaks from a situation, healthy self expression, taking accountablity, and avoiding blame. 

​Relationship counseling not only teaches you to defuse conflicts but to identify warning signs to aid in avoiding conflict. 

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- Support
- Improved Communication
- Appropriate Boundary Setting 
- Common Goals

- Decrease Codependency


Relationship counseling is for you who wants to resolve issues in your relationship(s). Any relationship, romantic, parent child, or a friendship, can need a tune up at some point. May seek services as an individual or as a couple.



​Rayvene Whatley LPC, MAC, CPCS, NCC | 4015 S. Cobb Dr. Suite 100, Smyrna, GA 30080  | 404.940.1582 | rwhatley@simplicitpsychotherapy.com | Licensed Therapist Atlanta Georgia

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Seeking balance, redirection, or meaningful connection?


Airing grievances and concerns in a neutral setting promotes comfort and understanding. During relationship counseling most start to remember what they ENJOY about the relationship. A relationship is a state of being connected and it is that connection that drives use to one another. When that emotional connection is lost the relationship dynamic shifts and changes. How you regard and behave towards those close to you is a reflection of your own self-worth and a trust.


Let's help you to see one another again.

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What is Relationship Counseling?​​

Relationship counseling is not just for couples. Every interaction that we is a form of relationship, some are just more significant than others. These meaningful associations may be with our parents, children, close friends, or anyone with whom we have experienced a strong emotional tie. 


Relationship counseling may include family therapy, couples counseling, premarital counseling or marriage counseling. 

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How do we stop fighting?

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Is relationship counseling just for couples?

Couples therapy is used to empower and strengthen. Communication is the foundation of a positive and productive relationship.


​Couples therapy helps you build your faith in one another while learning conflict resolution skills and improving communication.