Romance, butterflies, and chocolate reminders that we’re loved coupled with deep understanding, heightened intimacy, and overall happiness in your relationship is every couples dream on Valentine’s Day, right?
Well, sometimes this infamous day of love stirs up thoughts of unmet expectations, hurt feelings, longtime wounds, and a reminder that your relationship is struggling.
If you can relate to the latter, couples counseling is a great place to start.
Couples counseling at Wyoming Center for Clinical Excellence is a process of identifying patterns of conflict. When we identify patterns of conflict, we can determine how those conflicts continue to remain unresolved and find ways to break down barriers that keep us from growing closer. We explore these conflicts with the intention of restoring hope, rebuilding trust, and living with a renewed sense of physical and emotional intimacy.
Couples counseling isn’t limited to deflecting or solving problems—it also promotes closeness and intimacy. Closeness and intimacy are cultivated by creating a safe and secure environment to encourage the development and improvement of key emotional responses. Couples counseling seeks to help couples grow a secure and supportive relationship which in turn allows couples to re-position their own stance during interactions to result in better outcomes. In other words, this is where we break down the emotional barriers that keep us trapped in unresolved patterns of conflict.
Brian uses an experiential method when doing couples counseling. Experiential therapy can be more intensive than talk therapy and tends to get to the heart of the matter in a deeper, more meaningful way.
At the end of a couples counseling, you and your partner will have the tools to thrive and grow in your relationship, thus achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connectedness within your relationship and within yourselves.
Contact WCCE in Gillette, Wyoming to schedule couples counseling sessions at (307) 257-2610, or complete the Request an Appointment form below!
About the WCCE Therapists
Brian Edwards, LMFT, CATC, specializes in trauma, group counseling, marriage and family therapy and substance abuse and addiction therapy.
Andrea Robertson, MSW, PLCSW, has a background understanding the complex needs of veterans and their families, and sub-specialized in military social work. Andrea is well trained in group psychotherapy and has a passion for facilitating connections among people to achieve a greater sense of self, and a greater sense of belonging.