The goal of couples therapy is to help create lifelong, lasting change in the ways couples approach conflict. We utilize simple, time-honored and research-based methods to help push you to grow stronger emotional muscle, and to learn skills that you may be missing.
At the Couples Center, we combine the Developmental Model of couples therapy with cutting-edge aspects of Neuroscience, Differentiation and Attachment theory, as well as our own unique insights that we have learned from many years of experience working with hundreds of couples.
In order to help your counselor get a better idea of what you hope to achieve from couples counseling, as well as to get an overview of the your present issues, your therapist may ask you to review and complete some of the following documents when you begin at the Couples Center.
Worksheets your couples therapist may ask you to complete or read:
- What Weren't We Talking About
- Post-Fight Self-Assessment
- Short Goals Sheet
- Therapeutic Separation
- What is Discernment Counseling for Couples?
- The Big Picture: Goals of Therapy
- Couples Diagnostic Questionnaire
All of our therapists work most extensively from the Developmental Model, which was originally created by Dr's Ellyn Bader, PhD and Peter Pearson, PhD, the founders and directors of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA.