What is Couples and Family Counseling?

Couples and family counseling is a form of psychotherapy in which a family or a couple go to counseling to resolve conflict and/or improve communication within the unit. The counseling can be short-term or long-term depending on the goals of the family or couple.

What to Expect with Couples & Family Counseling:

Your psychotherapist or psychologist may want to meet with each member of the family separately to get a perspective of what goals need to be met for each individual which will help the family’s goals long term. They will then meet with the entire family unit in therapy sessions that can range from one hour to two (or more) hours. You will have a conversation with the professional that will help determine how often the family or couple should come in for sessions as well as a collaborative conversation to help determine what goals need to be met.