There is no regulation on who can attend counseling. You do not have to be married, engaged, or living with your partner to receive counseling services for couples. If you are in a relationship and want to work on building a stronger foundation or iron out some kinks you may be having, couples counseling is definitely the way to go.
How Counseling for Couples Strengthens a Relationship
Typically, when someone thinks of counseling, the first thought is that there is trouble in paradise. On the contrary, counseling is not just meant to “fix problems.” Think of counseling as a mentorship. You are meeting with a neutral party who only knows details about you from whatever you decide to share and what their keen expertise picks upon. A therapist is also trained and experienced in providing you with tools to improve decision-making skills, communication, discipline when it comes to finances, and also helps you see things from a different viewpoint – a new perspective
All of these valuable tools are assets not only in your personal life but also when it comes to the integrity of your relationship. For example, when you learn to communicate effectively, your partner feels heard, understood, and appreciated. As their loving feelings for you are validated through your actions, the strength of your bond will grow. Imagine how amazing it could be when all of the tools are implemented. You and your partner will have an unwavering unity.
Professional Counseling Services for Couples in Holland and Norton Shores
West Michigan Psychological services proudly offer counseling for engaged couples, couples thinking about marriage, or those just starting out in their relationship wanting guidance. Through video counseling sessions and in-person appointments available at our Holland and Norton Shores locations, we can help you and your significant other no matter where you are. Reach us here, or call (616) 952-9957 to reach our Holland office or (231) 237-8898 to reach the office in Norton Shores.