“We’re more like roommates than husband and wife”.
“Our problem is that we can’t communicate”.
“I just don’t trust him like I used to”.
“I want her to WANT to be with me”.
“Our sex life is almost non existent”.
Some of these quotes may sound familiar to you. If you are struggling with your relationship, know that it can get BETTER. You CAN improve your relationship. Marriage Counseling can help.
You may find yourself easily annoyed by your partner or feel like he/she just doesn’t understand you.
Have you stopped dating and wonder what happened to the passion you felt when you first got together?
Maybe you feel anger and resentment toward your partner for past hurts that have never been resolved. Or perhaps it has gotten to the point where you have become so dissatisfied with your relationship that you are contemplating divorce.
Couples therapy can assist you with:
* Sorting out confusing feelings
* Improving your communication
* Increasing connection and understanding
* Improving your sex life
* Enjoying being together and apart
We would like to help your marriage to THRIVE…Not Just Survive.
At Risa Ganel and Associates, LLC, we have been assisting couples, families and individuals since 1994 with numerous different concerns including marital problems, family conflict, parenting issues, depression, and anxiety to name a few. We provide a supportive, understanding environment for you to explore ways to achieve your goals and resolve problems. You can create change in your life and overcome difficult, even seemingly overwhelming obstacles. Remember that seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but one of true courage.
Call now to set an appointment 410-440-1413, or book on line using the Book Now button on this site under the therapist with whom you wish to connect. We have appointments available in Ellicott City and Baltimore (near Towson).
By Risa Davis-Ganel, LCMFT (Adapted with permission from The Couples Institute by Ellyn Bader, Ph.D and Peter Pearson, Ph.D) You have agonized over it. You want to, but at the same time you don’t want to. Then one day, the disagreements become too much. You can’t take it any more. You have to do something different. So, you take the leap, pick up the phone and made an appointment for couples therapy. Whew! You may feel some relief already. Just knowing that you have taken a step toward addressing the problems that have plagued your relationship can make you breathe a bit easier. But what happens next? This article is designed to help you get the most benefit from your couples therapy sessions. What should you expect at the first appointment? Therapy generally begins from the first phone call, or nowadays, from the first click of the mouse! It is in the first moment of contact with the therapist that you get a feel for his/her personality, tone of voice and way of doing business. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about experience, licensure, fees and so on. It is important that you find a therapist that is trained and licensed to do couples therapy and with whom you feel comfortable working. At the first session, there is likely to be paperwork that needs to be completed. Plan to arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to the session in order to complete the paperwork. This way you do not lose time meeting with the therapist. Sessions usually last 50 minutes and office policies and paperwork are reviewed at the beginning of the session. The rest of the time is spent getting to know you and your partner, the issues that you are concerned about, and your goals for therapy. Goals and Objectives of Couples Therapy The primary goal of most couples therapy is to increase your knowledge about yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you. Therapy becomes effective as you apply new knowledge to break ineffective patterns and develop more productive and satisfying ways of interacting. It is important that you establish objectives that include ideas about: The kind of life you want to … [Read More...]
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