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At MN Counseling and Couples Center, we believe that having a securely bonded, emotionally connected and nurturing relationship with your spouse or partner is one of the most vital aspects of living a happy and fulfilling life. The therapists at MN Counseling and Couples Center are pro-marriage/pro-relationship therapists meaning we support your desire to work to rebuild, restore and revive your marriage or relationship.
When there is hurt and struggles in our marriage or relationships, we often feel like there is no way out. We lose hope that anyone can understand our situation and all it complexities. You may be feeling like you have drifted apart due to demands of jobs or kids, maybe there has been deep hurt such as an affair or other betrayal, or possibly there has been a long history of unfulfilled needs and the person you feel in love with now seems like a distant stranger. Maybe you’ve tried talking to friends, family or reading self-help books.
The professionals at MN Counseling and Couples Center are trained in the most relevant and proven treatment modalities such as Imago Therapy, The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy so you can be sure your are getting the best, most effective treatment available.
We are experienced relationship expert that understand couple relationships and all their complexities to help you find a way out of your pain or challenges. It is our hope that you can experience the benefits of a committed, nurturing and loving relationship.
Every marriage goes through seasons of struggle to some degree or another. With commitment and openness, we believe it’s possible to work through what might seem an impossible situation. Loving someone is a choice because it requires our active participation. It does take work but the payoffs are immeasurable. Many times the struggles we are experiencing are a catalyst for growth and couples have reported their therapy experience helped to create an emotional connection in their relationship that goes well beyond their expectations.
What to Expect:
Marriage/couples therapy can help couples of all ages and in all types of relationships- married, living together, engaged, or dating. Couples Counseling typically brings couples together for joint therapy session, however sometimes your therapist will recommend individual sessions as well, to meet therapy goals. Working with a therapist, you’ll gain deeper insight into the relationship dynamic and learn skills to heal and strengthen your relationship.
You might need only a few sessions to help you weather a crisis- or you might need counseling for several months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated. We’ll analyze both the positive and challenging parts of your relationship and provide a treatment plan to address your unique needs and concerns.
How a couple argues, research has shown, is a predictor of the long-term viability of a relationship. You will learn to understand your conflict style, its effectiveness, how to contain emotions in the midst of high tension, and how to repair arguments more effective so your issues get resolved. You will learn conflict management tools to better understand how to work through conflicts so they don’t fray and derail the relationship.
We will talk about emotional availability and learn how to both give and receive emotionally in your relationship. We might look at past experiences, unresolved hurts, or other significant relationship losses to understand their impact on your current situation, if any. Understanding and improving any sexual concern and enhancing sex within the relationship will also be addressed. The specific treatment plan will depend on your unique situation.
Couples counseling addresses issues such as, but not limited to:
Couples Therapy Alone
There are many reasons why someone who is struggling in their marriage or couple relationship may decide to seek therapy on their own. Some reasons may be:
Seeking couples counseling alone give you a one on one time to understand yourself within the context of your relationships. It allows time for reflection, understanding your feelings, and learning new insights and ways of interacting. It can be very valuable to sorting through dilemmas about your relationships and choices you want to make for the future.
Rice Lake Plaza
13700 83rd Way N. # 201
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Londonderry Office Park
5780 Lincoln Drive #250
Edina, MN 55436