Couples Therapist Sterling
When people in a romantic relationship are seeking a Sterling couples therapist to speak with, they sometimes don’t know what to expect. What will therapy be like? Will I connect with my therapist? Is my therapist going to take sides? At Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, we know that people may be nervous especially if it is their first time having couples therapy. But rest assured that it is our job to provide a safe and comfortable space so that you can talk about your innermost thoughts and feelings without judgment. Your therapist will not take sides, as it is their role to guide you in a way that is gentle but not biased. It’s important to us that each person feels seen, heard, and supported. If you are thinking about going to therapy, feel free to contact us anytime for more information or to schedule an appointment slot.
There are limitless benefits of going to therapy, whether you are part of a couple or want to attend individually. Having someone to talk to who is removed from your personal life can be freeing. Therapy can help get you through a difficult time, such as a relationship or job change, stress, illness, and childhood experiences. Couples, kids, adults, and their families may go to therapy to address issues such as:
Challenging life events
Mental health diagnosis
Physical or sexual abuse
Coping with long-term diagnosis
Improving communication between couples
Experiences of discrimination or racism
Addiction and substance abuse
Stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD
Fears and phobias
Self-esteem, confidence, and insecurities
There are different kinds of talk therapy that may be used in couple’s or individual therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, supportive therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. But you do not have to worry about choosing a type of therapy necessarily, as that is an approach your Sterling couples therapist will choose for you. All you have to do is prepare to be open and communicative during your sessions so that you get the most out of every meeting. The more willing you are to talk and be honest, the more you can get the benefits of the entire experience. Discussions may not always be easy, but with an open heart, they are going to be impactful.
There are times when one partner wants to go to therapy, and the other doesn’t. This can cause friction in the relationship, as if one person is ready to make things better and the other doesn’t want to. But that isn’t always why someone may not want to attend therapy. They could be worried that they will be judged by the therapist or are nervous to share feelings verbally. If that is the case for you, then you can first attend therapy on an individual basis and see if your partner warms up to the idea of going with you in the future. If you are ready to start therapy, reach out to us at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates anytime!