Marriage Counseling / Couples Therapy
We at The Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh understand that nothing is more difficult than experiencing the deterioration of our closest and most important relationships. Whether your relationship has suffered from neglect, inattention,breaches of trust, abuse, addiction, conflict and chronic arguments, infidelity, trauma, difficulty with time management, or even the effects of from interpersonal anxiety, or you may even fear that you are headed for a break-up or divorce but thought you might give your relationship one more try with therapy, we can help. If you are wondering how strong your relationship is, read our relationship wellness checklist and see how well your relationship stands up to our 5 part questionnaire compiled by our team of expert counselors and family and marriage specialists.
We offer couples therapy and marriage counseling to those who are dating, as well as married for a short or long time, as well as premarital counseling, as we understand that each unique concerns that each kind of relationship may present. Our therapists are trained to assist the couple in developing the skills to relate to each other in a more effective way. We understand that all relationships are a little bit different and will offer the couple tools to enhance their intimacy, rebuild trust, enhance their love and ability to sustain their families. In other instances couples choose to seek the support of our expert counselors for uncoupling and co-parenting. We are willing to help each couple, each person within the relationship to create and achieve their goals. Couples who go through marriage, or premarital counseling at our centers report experiencing less conflict, understanding the root causes of conflict, a better understanding of their relationships, enhanced intimacy and greater joy. We also offer family counseling if your goal is to co-parent more effectively as well as counseling for children including art therapy.
We recognize that true conversation differs from talking and listening. Sometimes despite a couples’ staunchest efforts to move in the direction of intimate love, barriers and walls leave them feeling hopeless, helpless, and confused. Couples therapy or Marriage Counseling offers hope and opportunity to regain that once cherished peace, care, and intimate connection. Voted top rated counseling practice for couples therapy in 2017, and 2018, the award winning and licensed therapists of our centers utilized evidence based therapy models as a compassionate scientific approach. Some of our therapists use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) around the development of the skills of mutual exploration, mutual engagement, and mutual empathy. “Making Love as Easy as The Three E’s.” Others use systems or structural family therapy, non-violent and empathetic communication, as well as several therapists who use Gottman technique to heal your relationship. We also emphasize the themes of emotional and physical safety, knowing that we can only care deeply when a an all encompassing sense of safety is present, safety as the pathway to partner trust and bonding. Our therapists know that trust extends beyond fidelity but trusting understanding, trusting each other to respect boundaries, to honor the agreed upon commitment, as well as to respect relationships outside of the loving bond. In this lifetime, love will be our greatest achievement and we have it down to a science, please contact us for more information or the schedule an appointment in either our Pittsburgh or Monroeville locations. We encourage you to reach out with any questions so that we can do our best to support your relationship in the process of getting started. For your convenience we do accept most major insurances and we also offer a sliding scale to embody our mission of providing help and support for all members of our community.