Couples therapy provides the opportunity to explore, understand, and work through relationship issues with a partner, significant other, roommate, or friend.
The purpose of couples therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress. The reasons for distress can include poor communication skills, incompatibility, or a broad spectrum of psychological disorders. The focus of couples therapy is to identify the presence of dissatisfaction and distress in the relationship, and to devise and implement a treatment plan with objectives designed to improve or alleviate the presenting symptoms, increase self awareness in the relationship and restore the relationship to a better and healthier level of functioning. Couples therapy can assist persons who are having complaints of intimacy, sexual, and communication difficulties. At Petrus Psychology we will help you and your partner identify the conflict issues within your relationship and will help you decide what changes are needed, both in the relationship and in the behavior of each partner, in order to increase satisfaction in the relationship.