What Can a Couples Counselor Do For your Relationship?

An educated and trained couples counselor like those offered at Star Point Counseling Center will help you and your partner identify your most pressing issues, and then help develop a plan of action. There are many different techniques that a skilled therapist can employ to help you improve your relationship.

Some of these methods may include:

  • Identifying problem areas
  • Improving communication techniques
  • Resolving past issues and hurts
  • Developing and practicing healthy communication patterns
  • Identifying underlying psychological problems
  • Treating mental health issues
  • Working on addiction problems
  • Creating mutual respect
  • Journaling and sharing thoughts and feelings
  • Creating opportunities for focused and intentional family time
  • Fostering intimacy

Usually, a blend of methods and techniques will be needed to help a couple work through long standing issues. Changing unhealthy patterns of behavior is not easy, but it is possible. A skilled therapist will not be shocked by whatever issues you and your spouse bring to the office. We are understanding and skilled professionals. At Star Point Counseling Center, our licensed, experienced, couples counselors, marriage counselors, and relationship counselors have both the patience and the clinical tools to help you and your partner.



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Star Point Counseling Center in Brandon Florida and Tampa Florida is widely known for offering an unmatched level of care to families. Our masters level family systems specialists expertly treat spouses, children, parents, siblings, and other close friends and colleagues for a range of emotional and psychological issues, including:

  • Lack of intimacy
  • Emotional neglect
  • Poor communication
  • Co-dependence
  • Trauma related to abuse or neglect
  • Anxiety
  • Uncertainty
  • Trust issues
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What is Couples Counseling?

Marriage counseling, couples counseling, or relationship counseling, is psychotherapy to help couples resolve problems and conflict in their relationships.   The process can help improve the current relationship, rebuild a damaged relationship, or in some cases, therapy can aid in making the difficult decision to end the relationship. Couples’ therapy is appropriate for those who are married, engaged, living together, or dating.   All types of intimate relationships can benefit from couples counseling, gay or straight, married or not.

Depending upon the depth of the issues, couples counseling, marriage counseling, or relationship counseling  is usually short term, from a few sessions to a few months.  If there are serious long-term problems that have caused deeper, more painful wounds emotionally, such as domestic violence or infidelity, therapy may be needed for a longer period of time.  Both parties may also benefit from individual therapy to resolve their past issues from their own family of origin or negativity lingering from past relationships.


Having a Child Should Transform Your Partnership, Not Destroy It. Couples Counseling can help.

Having a child brings incredible change to a marriage or partnership — and it’s not always good. The shift might happen suddenly or over a long period of time, but many couples seek out couples counseling, relationship counseling, or marriage counseling at some point during their parenting journey to help them bring the playjoy and passion back to their relationship.

In the early days of parenting, babies need all our attention and resources. During this time, nurturing yourself and your partner can drop so low on the priority list you actually forget to do it, or it seems you simply don’t know how anymore.

Overtime, old hurts from moments of feeling unsupported, unheard, unappreciated, or unloved develop rifts and walls in relationships. Partners become defended rather than open, critical rather than loving and generous, and lonely rather than safe and connected.

Maintaining and creating a partnership that is strong, loving, and tough enough to withstand the rough road of parenting is hard, but it is possible – and worth the effort.  The support of focused, effective couples counseling can help you find your way back to each other.

Creating a thriving relationship isn’t just good for youHow you and your partner model conflict, communication, and intimacy has profound effects on your children, whatever their ages.  Staying engaged and working on your marriage or partnership will alter their own attitudes about relationships, their feelings of emotional safety, and their innate ability to “do” relationships. Prioritizing your relationship with your partner and healing your marriage or relationshop is one of the most powerful ways that you can impact your children. Relationship counseling, couples counseling, and marriage counseling can help.