Couples & Marriage Counseling Naples FL
Online Therapy Services
Are you disconnected from your partner?
- Have you been experiencing conflict and communication that isn’t working?
- Do you find yourself returning to the same fight time and time again?
- Do you fear your relationship can’t move forward after infidelity or a shared loss?
Sometimes we hurt one another so much, or experience so much hurt together, it is hard to imagine ever being able to move forward.
Ignoring problems or pain won’t make them go away. It will actually make issues worse, even possibly passing them down onto the next generation. Therapy is a place to process, heal, and move forward in an intentional way.
Disconnection in intimate relationships is painful
Many couples experience disconnection after going through difficult experiences or simply the passing of time, when you don’t see your partner through the rose-colored glasses you once did. Feeling disconnected can leave each person feeling frustrated, undervalued, unseen, hurt, hopeless, and depressed.
For some couples there is intense fighting that feels like it goes it circles and never gets resolved. For others, they don’t even know how to deal with their issues, so they end up just closing each other off and feeling more like roommates than an intimate couple.
Sometimes, couples who have been together for a long time end up hurting each other so much so that they cannot imagine a way forward, even though their lives are inextricably intertwined.
Trouble in relationships is normal
Even though it’s not widely talked about in society, most couples go through some version of disconnection that causes the individuals stress, anxiety, or hopelessness at some point.
Conflict is inevitable in relationships with intimate closeness. People are always changing and evolving over time, and this means the couples is always changing. Partners have to constantly readjust to each other over time.
Even more, life is full of difficult chapters and painful experiences. Partners have to learn how to support one another and stay connected through those chapters of change and pain that are part of all our lives.
There is a way forward
Even though conflict may be inevitable, healing is possible if both partners are ready and willing to repair the relationship. Whether you are facing a new problem or have felt disconnected for longer than you can name, we are here to help you process your pain, say what needs to be said, and move forward in your relationship and in your life.
Couples therapy can save your relationship and change your life
Working with a marriage counseling Naples FL can completely transform your relationship. Working through these issues in couples therapy is one of the hardest and most rewarding journeys in a couple’s story. Many couples leave therapy not only healed from the presenting issue at hand, but feeling more closely bonded than they ever were before.
We are specifically trained in evidenced-backed couples therapy modalities that will guide you to heal and allow you to communicate in a new way that will leave you feeling connected, heard, and understood. You will also leave with a fresh, effective way of communicating with one another to prevent disconnection through life’s twists and turns in the future.
What is a marriage counseling Naples FL online session like?
We are systemically trained therapists, which means we consider how everything in your life impacts your relationship- things like finances, family, work, culture, or health.
Each session, though we will get into the details of your communication patterns, will be guided by a broader strategic roadmap. Emotion focused-therapy, or EFT, has been proven to move 70-75% of couples from distress to recovery, and to create improvements in 90% of couples in therapy.
If you’re on the fence, we’ve created a free guide you can work through with your partner. This will give you a preview of our style of therapy, prepare for the type of conversations we will have, and kickstart your progress in treatment so you can find the results you crave faster.
More questions about Marriage Counseling Naples FL?
Is Marriage Counseling Naples FL expensive?
Anyone who has had any close relationship in their life can attest to the fact that the health of our relationships bleed out everywhere in our life- our ability to focus at work, our own mental health, stress, physical health, quality of parenting, and our overall satisfaction with life. Marriage counseling Naples FL is often the most important investment we will ever make, and the costs of not addressing relationship distress are often very high (divorce, custody issues, illness, etc.). Click here for details on our rates.
What if we have lost hope?
It’s really normal to have a wide range of emotions when going through something as painful and difficult as couples strain. Those emotions (depression, anxiety, hopelessness) can come up persistently or when we least expect it, and they are a sign that it is time to take action- to reconnect, understand one another’s perspectives, and decide how you will move forward.
Often this means “saying goodbye” to the relationship you had and starting a new one with even more intimacy and joy. Sometimes it means moving on from the romantic part of your relationship and learning how to move forward in a new way (co-parenting, for example). Wherever you land, couples therapy will guide you in the conversations you need to have to feel certain that your decision is right for you.
Does the marriage counseling online format work?
Yes, it does. Empirical research shows that generally, clinical therapeutic techniques are as impactive when administered in a virtual format as when they occur in a face-to-face format. There are also many added benefits to working virtually, including:
- More privacy
- Convenience and lower time commitment (no commuting- clients can often block off an hour during their work day)
- Communication patterns learned may translate more easily outside therapy
When you are experiencing relationship conflict that significantly impacts your functioning in life, therapy will not only teach you about the steps to heal and move forward, but how to implement the skills in your real life, and support you through setbacks you experience along the way.
Will my therapist understand what we are going through?
It’s completely understandable to have preferences on a provider based on factors like their age, gender, or marital status. These preferences usually come from a desire to be seen and understood by a therapist with whom you are sharing so much of your personal life. The sense of feeling seen and understood is extremely important part of therapeutic success.
With that being said, while a therapist is bringing their own humanity into sessions, a good provider is primarily drawing on evidence-based models of treatment in session, not on personal experience or opinion. Therapists are trained in skills to facilitate the rapport and trust needed to have successful outcomes in the models they work from.
For this reason, our intake process includes a free introductory call before scheduling an intake session. This call will give you a chance to assess whether you think the provider could be a good fit based on your interaction.
Do you have an in-person option?
Due to the cited benefits of telehealth, all of our regular therapy appointments are conducted online from the comfort of your home.
We also offer therapy in an intensive format, which involves 2 ~7-hour days of therapy conducted in-home. These sessions are extremely limited in availability, please learn more here.
Next steps- Marriage Counseling Naples FL
We start with a free 15 minute intro call, which we offer to both partners. We can answer further questions and make sure a marriage counseling Naples FL is a good fit for you.
You can book your free intro call here or use the form below to send us a message.
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“For all of us, the person we love most in the world, the one who can send us soaring joyfully into space, is also the person who can send us crashing back to earth. All it takes is a slight turning away of the head or a flip, careless remark.
There is no closeness without this sensitivity. If our connection with our mate is safe and strong, we can deal with these moments of sensitivity. Indeed, we can use them to bring our partner even closer. But when we don’t feel safe and connected, these moments are like a spark in a tinder forest. They set fire to the whole relationship.”Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight