Relationship Counseling in Atlanta, Georgia
Looking to improve communication skills?
Seeking balance, redirection, or meaningful connection?
Just as your feelings about yourself shape your perceptions. Your relationship confidence can also affect your worldview. If you feel overwhelmed in your relationships you will become overwhelmed in other areas. It can be difficult to find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and one another.
Healthy relationships are filled with trust, respect, concern, and, most importantly, understanding. They require our attention. Most conflicts can be defused through improved insight and communication skills. Improve communication and lets rid ourselves of assumptions and ask the tough questions. Sometimes the answers will completely surprise you.
What is Relationship Counseling?
Relationship counseling is a safe space for two or more persons 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.
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.
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.
Benefits of Relationship Therapy
- Increased Support
- Improved Communication
- Appropriate Boundary Setting
- Common Goals
- Decreased Codependency
Relationship therapy is used to empower and strengthen. Build your faith in your relationships while learning conflict resolution skills and improving communication.
How do we stop fighting?
By exploring the patterns that cause stress in the relationship. We'll then use those patterns to identify deficits or needs in the relationship that can be improved to become strengths. Patterns may emerge during talk therapy, role plays, assessments, and from client reports. Counseling goals include learning how and when to take breaks from a situation, healthy self-expression, taking accountability, and avoiding blame.
Relationship counseling not only teaches you to defuse conflicts but to identify warning signs to aid in avoiding conflict.
Airing grievances and concerns in a neutral setting promotes comfort and understanding. Therefore, 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 us 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 trust.
Is relationship counseling just for couples?
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.
That is to say, relationship therapy may include family therapy, couples counseling, counseling with non-committed partners, premarital counseling, or marriage counseling.
Start Having Empowering Connections With Relationship Counseling in Atlanta, GA
Do you want to start addressing relationship problems? Are you ready to have stronger communication with your friends, family, or partner? At Simplicity Psychotherapy, we can help you build empowering relationships through relationship counseling. Start meeting with one of our caring relationship counselors by following these simple steps:
Other Therapy Services We Offer in Atlanta, Georgia
Our dedicated counselors offer both in-person therapy at our Atlanta-based counseling practice and through online therapy. For individuals, we offer anxiety therapy, therapy for black women, and substance use treatment. As well as, marriage counseling and couples therapy.