Improve Your Relationship With Marriage Counseling San Antonio
Maximize Connections and Achieve Higher Levels of Satisfaction.
Are you and your partner stuck in the same cycle of conflict?
Whether you feel emotionally disconnected from your partner or you’re struggling to work through infidelity, satisfying relationships require work. No one teaches you how to design a life as a couple, but working through these bumps in the road can be one of the most rewarding things you do for yourself, your relationship, and your family.
There are so many reasons to consider couples therapy, including:
- Recovery from infidelity in marriage.
- Difficulty managing conflict
- Communication problems
- Lack of intimacy
- Parenting conflict
- Overall dissatisfaction and disconnection
- Supporting a partner through recovery from addiction
Grimaldo Counseling offers evidence-based couples therapy in San Antonio, as well as virtual couples therapy throughout Texas, to help you work past these issues and find resolution in your marriage. As a counselor, my goal is to help couples build healthier relationships so you can experience a more fulfilling, satisfying life with your partner.
Boost Your Mental Health With a Solid Relationship and Marriage
Who you marry and how you work together as a couple can have a big impact not only on your life and marriage, but also on your own mental health. Addressing issues in the relationship with couples counseling can also:
- Reduce stress and anxiety: Relationship issues can cause significant stress, which takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Marriage counseling in San Antonio reduces this stress by addressing underlying issues in your relationship.
- Offer support: Reconnecting with your partner can lighten the load of hectic daily life because you’ve learned how to show up for each other.
- Increase self-awareness: Working with experienced therapists can give you a better understanding of your own emotions and coping strategies. This can help you not only manage your own mental health, but encourage you to show up in a healthy way for your partner.
By addressing issues and improving communication in your marriage, you can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, which leads to better overall mental health and a greater sense of well-being.
Why Start Marriage or Couples Counseling in San Antonio?
Some avoid couples counseling because they think one person is in the wrong. But couples therapy is never about blame. For growth to happen, both people take accountability and responsibility for their relationship. It’s up to both of you to intentionally design one shared marriage experience that honors both individuals.
If you’re struggling to connect with your partner, marriage counseling in San Antonio can help you:
Recover from past trauma: Every adult has trauma, whether they realize it or not. Past trauma can dampen our ability to connect and be intimate with our partners, but working through this trauma can help you open up to healthy connections.
Improve communication: Misunderstandings and negative language can create barriers between you and your spouse. Couples counseling can provide guidance to help both people express their feelings in a constructive way, which helps you speak honestly and kindly about your experiences and marriage.
Strengthen your relationship: Relationships have their ups and downs, especially for couples who have been together for years. Regardless of your struggles, couples counseling can strengthen your bond and create a stronger relationship. By identifying and addressing issues together, you’ll find a deeper understanding and appreciation for your partner.
Resolve conflict: Are you struggling to resolve marriage conflict with your partner? Whether it’s infidelity, parenting conflicts, or tricky family dynamics, marriage counseling in San Antonio can help you identify the root cause of the issue, find a common understanding, and find ways to move forward.
Increase intimacy: Increasing the connection and emotional intimacy you have with your partner can also lead to an increase in physical intimacy.
How It Works: Starting Marriage Counseling as a Team
Relationships are one of life’s greatest joys, but strained relationships can become a huge stressor. More often than not, couples come to me with two competing visions for how they think their life should be. In therapy, we explore both partners’ needs to find resolution that honors both of your desires.
In marriage counseling, you work as a team with your spouse. Part of developing a healthy relationship is doing the inner work and gaining awareness of your triggers, and how they affect the connection you have with your partner. When both partners show up and put in the work, it’s possible to overcome just about anything.
For couples work, I use two main approaches: Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method.
With EFT, we look at your relationship through the lens of adult attachment. This means we look at both partners’ personalities, attachment styles, and behaviors in intimate relationships. We analyze your social bonds and look at your emotional regulation strategies as a way to change the relationship you have with both yourself and your partner.
With the Gottman Method, we conduct a thorough assessment. The Gottman Method can predict with 94% accuracy whether couples will divorce through this initial assessment. This identifies unhealthy patterns in your relationship that are scientifically proven to be unhelpful. Without an intervention, these patterns can lead to a breakdown.
Through the Gottman method, I work with couples to disarm verbal communication. If you struggle to have a conversation with your partner without someone raising their voice or saying hurtful words, the Gottman Method can help the two of you communicate honestly without the hurt. Through this model, we remove the barriers that keep you stagnant so you can regain empathy, understanding, respect, and affection for each other.
Reclaim Your Relationship
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