The curent state of affairs makes mental health professionals just as needed as our counterparts in the helping professions at this time. There is so much uncertainty that comes with dealing with society today. This unprecedented issue society is facing globally gives us all an experience that many of us haven’t faced before. It also gives us something in common. Many people are losing emplyment, or loved ones in the wake of all this. In relation to grief and loss this applies as the process of adapting to a significant loss that can vary dramatically from one person to another. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to what was lost. What comes next is how to cope. The five stages of grief are listed as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through these difficult times that comes with the rollercoaster of emotion it wouldn’t be uncommon to go through these stages in intervals, more than once, or in any given order. It may put a strain on your marriage or family as well. This is what makes marriage therapy, couples counseling, individual sessions, and family therapy essential in helping to build the tools to cope and make it through all this. You’re not alone and there is help through this.
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Therapy For Couples
What stage of your relationship are you in? Are there contentions you and your partner are looking to work through? Are you undecided on whether the relationship is worth salvaging? Are you breaking up? If you have have had a difficult experience in either of these stages, would you be surprisd to hear therapy is more than just being for couples trying to strengthen their relationship? Well, guess what? It doesn’t matter the rhyme or the reason, or the time of the season, therapy is a good way to strengthen a bond, come to a decision on whether the relationship is worth it, or split up amicably with no regret and with closure. The point is, that marriage and family therapy or couple’s counseling is more than the title implies, peeling back the onion so to speak on how diverse relationships are as well as the issues couples and spouses face trying to make them work. There is no shame or guilt in seeing a marriage therapist and in couple’s counseling you learn to deal with any shame or guilt contention has brought you. Give therapy a try today. You won’t regret it!
The Choice Is Yours, Therapy Is Love
Ask yourself how long you want to sit with these pestering negative thoughts and contentions that you’re letting hold you back from living the life you deserve. Fulfilled and full love and happiness. The world isn’t perfect and neither are you but that doesn’t mean you deserve to suffer. Manifest the lifestyle and well-being you seek. Experience rapid results on from discovering your life purpose, removing blocks, improving relationships, reducing anxiety, managing pain, increasing abundance, and habit control. Whether you need an individual counseling session, a marriage counseling session, or a family therapy session to tackle a widely diverse array of problems and issues Star Point Counseling Center has the experience and talent to help you actualize the change you want and provides the tools to help you make it happen. You’re in the driver seat. Give counseling with Star Point in Brandon and Tampa a call today!
Change Can Be Difficult, Therapy Doesn’t Have To
At times, we all develop ineffective patterns of behavior, some of which are unconscious & keep us from solving problems & being the best we can be. Things happen in life that seem to throw us off our game, or set us back a bit, so to speak. Emotional flexibility is the key to a happier, healthier more complete life. The goal is to help you resolve whatever difficulties are keeping you from living a more authentic, joyful & fulfilled life with yourself, your spouse or partner, or your family. Couples counseling, or marriage and family therapy can be helpful in resolving a number of issues while helping to bring each individual involved a sense of awareness and midfulness with the tools we as therapists help provide to take with you and practice outside of the therapeutic session.
Relationship and family counseling offers you a place to process these kinds of life changes, allowing you to express your concerns while maintaining emotional safety. Therapy is about creating a safe space that allows for emotional expression from partners while guiding the communication in a way that helps all hear and process those messages from each other with less defensiveness and increased empathy.
What to Expect in Marriage and Couples Therapy
The path of loving can sometimes be difficult. Even the most devoted partners have conflicts from time to time. A compassionate therapist with experience in helping couples can be an invaluable resource for your relationship.
Persons seek the support of therapy for many reasons, ranging from relief from anxiety and depression, to difficulties in creating and sustaining their relationships with others, to fears of expressing themselves authentically and trusting others. Some seek the assistance of therapy to understand reoccurring anger or conflicts with their loved ones. Others seek the help of therapy to develop new ways of responding to circumstances that have been habitually problematic, to develop more capacity for intimacy and to experience more contentment and joy in their lives.
One of the strengths of a good therapist is to have an ability to help create an atmosphere in which even persons wary about the process of therapy can begin to safely explore their psychological and emotional lives and their relationships to themselves and others, whatever their goals.
Whether you are seeking therapy to understand and accept yourself more fully, address difficulties in your relationship, marriage or family, recover from the aftermaths of trauma or abuse or live your life with more freedom, ease or well-being, rest assured that Affordable Counseling Center of Tampa and Brandon Florida is poised to help you achieve whatever goals you have for therapy in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Here, we offer a safe space for all to come, free of judgement, for a life changing therapeutic experience.
Psychotherapy in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl.
Marriage Counseling Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. or Couples Therapy in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. is known as a type of psychotherapy that assists couples with identifying and resolving conflicts that may be damaging the relationship. If you are a couple struggling to keep your marriage on track, it is a good idea to consider seeking professional counseling. It is common for both partners to attend the marriage counseling sessions.
There are, however, occasions in which one person will seek or choose to attend counseling alone. Through therapy, the individual or couples can gain a better understanding about how to communicate with each other. It also allows the partners to examine what role each plays in the issues surrounding their problems.
At Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. the sessions will provide the couple to create an environment which will help strengthen their bond. Another goal of therapy is to help couples find health ways to strengthen.
MARRIAGE, COUPLES COUNSELING TAMPA FL & BRANDON FL.
Conflict in a relationship is completely natural…
MARRIAGE COUNSELING TAMPA FL. & BRANDON FL.
As incredible as life is, it is not without its challenges. While some of those challenges are beyond our control, many are the outcome of the path we chose.
We all make bad choices and pursue wrong avenues. We all find ourselves in unfulfilling relationships and lack luster careers. At one point or another, we are all unkind to ourselves. Our thoughts take us to negative places, where depression, anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed take over.
Usually people seek out therapy when they are having a hard time managing it alone. Its one of those things that we resist, convinced that we can work it out ourselves. Most of the times we do work it out, but often we accrue baggage along the way, forming habits and patterns that over time can lead us to places of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Deciding to seek out therapy is not easy. There could be fear, apprehension, uncertainty and maybe even a little hope, that this may be the right place to help you in figuring it all out. Whether its relationship related issues, or more individual issues motivating you, therapy can help.
It is a chunk of weekly time solely focused on you. Whether you use that time to let off steam about the pressures of the job and life or use it to examine your choices and behaviors, this time spent on you is an investment. Therapy can be life altering in helping you get what you want. It is a process and takes time, but with motivation and determination to fix what isn’t working, usually comes positive change.
BENEFITS OF MARRIAGE COUNSELING TAMPA FL. & BRANDON FL.
Who Benefits from Couples Therapy?
Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. see two kinds of relationships in couples therapy. Many come in because of dissatisfaction. But a second group are very healthy, but are hoping to enhance existing strengths or work on a few minor issues to have an incredible relationship.
Couples in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. face the same issues as those living elsewhere. With that said, the pace and demands of Tampa Bay often seem to exacerbate some relationship issues. The number of people in Tampa Bay add stress, temptation for infidelity, and challenge some to realize the one they are with is right, regardless of endless other possibilities. Here are some common issues and problems we see in couples therapy:
- Angry and resentful partner
- Depressed partner
- Anxious partner
- Constant arguments and fighting
- Low sex or no sex
- Waning chemistry
- Loss of trust
- Poor communication
- Emotionally cold or disconnected partner
- Inability to commit
- Constant blame
- Inability to forgive
- Discrepancies in values, interests, and lifestyles
COUPLES THERAPY TAMPA FL. & BRANDON FL.
When couples initially meet and form relationships, they focus on the idealized view of the other person. Over time that intense, romantic feeling fades for most couples and they may begin to drift apart. Research shows that couples often do not seek treatment until problematic patterns have developed over many years. All couples experience some conflict in their relationship. While at different developmental stages different issues may arise, these are some of the common couple issues that cause people to seek therapy:
- Developing a home together and adjusting to different family values that you bring from your family of origin
- How does our relationship change when the baby is born?
- Disagreements over household chores and responsibilities
- Sexual Intimacy
- Interference of extended family
· Lack of direct communication about wants and needs
- Lack of couple time
- Excessive levels of criticism, contempt, stonewalling and defensiveness
- Coping with the stressors of daily life: busy schedules, needy children, work expectations
Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. works with couples to rebuild a positive couple relationship, focusing on your strengths. As that relationship grows we begin to work together to develop non-conflictual ways to communicate to and be understood by the other. Then we begin to tackle the perpetual problems that exist within any home. Couples therapy is always a mixture of acceptance and change—focusing on what you can change about yourself and learning to accept parts of the other person that are unchangeable.