Couples Therapy

Mental Health Therapy & Behavioral Health located in Los Alamitos, CA

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy services offered in Los Alamitos, CA

Even the happiest couples find their relationship can suffer under too much strain. If something’s affecting you and your partner’s happiness, talk to Soni Dani-Cox, LMFT, and Samina Kwan, MSW, MPA, at Empowered Mind-Body Therapy in Los Alamitos, California. Soni, Samina, and their team specialize in couples therapy using effective techniques like emotion-focused therapy. Call Empowered Mind-Body Therapy today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online to find out how you could benefit from their expertise in couples therapy.

Couples Therapy Q&A

What is couples therapy?

Couples therapy gives you and your spouse or partner a safe place to talk honestly about difficulties in your relationship.

You work with a skilled counselor at Empowered Mind-Body Therapy to resolve the issues that are causing problems and better understand each other.

Why might we need couples therapy?  

Couples therapy can help with a variety of common relationship issues, including:

  • Poor communication
  • Financial difficulties
  • Frequent arguments
  • Sexual health problems
  • Cheating partner
  • Major life changes (job loss, grief, moving)
  • Secrets and lies
  • Parenting disagreements

You could also benefit from couples therapy before taking a big step in your relationship, such as moving in together or getting married. Your therapist can give you invaluable advice that encourages your relationship to flourish and prepares you for commitment.

What does couples therapy involve?

Couples therapy mainly consists of you and your partner meeting with your therapist. There might be times when your therapist speaks to you and your partner individually as well. One of the main techniques Empowered Mind-Body Therapy uses is emotion-focused therapy.

This approach helps you understand the emotions you experience and deal with them more productively. You become more conscious of your emotions and allow them to flow instead of trying to restrict them. You both get a chance to describe how you feel and learn where unhelpful emotions originate. 

Your therapist helps you develop healthy coping strategies for your own emotions and a better understanding of how your partner feels. You each gain insight into the other’s perspective, and together, you learn how to communicate without being angry or unreasonable.

How often do we need couples therapy consultations?

Most people begin with weekly couples therapy sessions for the first few months. This is a time when your relationship is at its worst, so seeing your therapist at Empowered Mind-Body Therapy quite often offers the best hope of making progress.

As you get into your therapy sessions and progress towards a healthier relationship, you may feel comfortable not seeing your therapist quite as often.

The length of time your therapy continues varies depending on the nature of your problems and how well you progress. You might benefit from a short series of sessions or require several months of couples therapy.

To find out how your relationship could thrive with expert couples therapy, call Empowered Mind-Body Therapy today. You can also book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.