If you are having relationship problems and your partner is agreeable to participating in sessions, couple therapy may be a suitable option. In the first session, your therapist will conduct an intake to gather relevant information that will help inform your goals. Sometimes, individual therapy is a more appropriate treatment for certain relationship problems. Your therapist will provide recommendations if couple therapy is determined to be an inappropriate fit to address those concerns.
When working with couples, we hold a strict “no secrets” policy. This means that your therapist will not hold secret information about one of you from the other within the context of couple therapy.
Some people decide that they would like to continue working with the therapist individually once they have finished couples therapy. Should you decide this is right for you, the therapist could only work with one of you. Due to potential trust issues, we generally do not begin couple therapy after individual therapy with the same therapist.