Couple Counseling and Improving Communication
We'll help you both become excellent communicators. We'll teach you both how to express what's on your mind and how to talk about your negative feelings without being offensive. We'll also show both of you how to listen effectively so that you and your partner understand each other's thoughts and feelings.
Learning to Resolve Differences
In every relationship there are situations where you and your partner have different wants, needs, and preferences. We will show you how to resolve these differences in ways that are acceptable to both of you.
Understanding Each Other's Feelings
A relationship is not intimate without mutual understanding of each other's hopes, fears, joys, and sadness. We'll make sure that couple counseling is a safe place to open up and share.
Temper and Anger Management
Everyone gets angry sometimes, and in a relationship it's easy to get very angry. We'll help you find ways to reduce the intensity of anger and communicate honestly and compassionately.
Some people really are more critical than others. But sometimes what one partner believes is a helpful suggestion is experienced by the other partner as harsh or unreasonable. We'll help critical partners to be more accepting. And if either of you feels criticized when criticism was not intended, we'll help you find a more effective communication style.
Feeling Controlled and Being Controlled
Sometimes one partner feels controlled by the other. This situation can go on for years before the partner who feels controlled us ready to confront the issue. If you feel controlled, your partner may have difficulty understanding why you feel controlled. We'll help both of you through this difficult transition so that you can find renewed love and a better relationship.
If you suspect that your partner is currently being unfaithful, it may be a good idea to begin with some individual sessions to help you figure out how to deal with the situation. Whether the infidelity is ongoing or in the past, we will work with the two of you to regain trust and resolve whatever problems led to the infidelity.
If Your Partner Won't Come For Counseling
Even though problems exist, your spouse or partner may be unwilling to enter couple counseling. In this situation, we usually recommend that you begin treatment alone. Often your partner will join the counseling later. But even if your partner does not participate later, significant improvements can often be made in your relationship when you attend counseling alone.
Call us at 908-276-3888
Cognitive Behavioral Psychologists of New Jersey
1150 Raritan RoadCranford, New Jersey
Opposite Friendly's RestaurantOne mile from GSP exits 135 and 136