Not all relationships can be saved. Not every marriage was meant to be. But when you’re faced with a situation where something has gone wrong, and you are desperately trying to find out if you’re meant to be together, couples counseling can help. At Right Path Counseling in Jericho, NY, we have a team of couples counselors and therapists available to work you and your partner, try to see if there are ways to de-escalate the situation, and work towards a healthier next step.
We will do our best to connect you to a couples therapist as soon as we can, often within 2 or 3 business days, and then see how we can support your connection as a couple. Get started today by filling out our online form or calling us at (516) 247-6457.
Understanding Emergency Couples Counseling – What it is and What’s Possible
In couples counseling, we try to restore your connection and help rebuild a strong foundation for your relationship. It’s a process that takes time, mutual understanding, and a desire to grow.
It’s also important to recognize that while the hope and goal of couples counseling is to save – and help grow – a marriage or relationship, not all couples are meant to be together. Couples counseling is about giving you both the skills and understanding needed to move forward towards the next phases in your relationship, even if that phase is time apart.
Many couples that are seeking emergency couples counseling are hoping that we can “save” a relationship. Sometimes that is possible. Sometimes it is not. We know that when someone feels that sense of urgency, it is a sign that issues have gone on for a long time, and either one or both partners is ready to move on.
As a result, while we do try to help you both restore your relationship, our primary goals are de-escalation, communication, and respect. We want you both to feel heard, seen, and understood, so that no matter what happens next, tensions and emotions are not as high and you can figure out the next steps together. In addition, no matter if you decide to stay together or grow apart, couples counseling can make sure that you’re continuing to work on your relationship, no matter what form it comes in.
What Techniques Are Used in Urgent Couples Counseling?
“Emergency Couples Counseling” is more of an informal term for couples that do feel like there are in urgent need of help. There are no specific therapies that are built for couples in need of help right away. But the techniques that we use within the field include, but are not limited to:
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Crisis Intervention
Different couples, relationships, and challenges may require different approaches – and some therapists also specialize in specific techniques. That is why it is always a good idea to contact Right Path Counseling first to be connected to a Long Island couples counselor that fits your needs.
Start Today with Right Path Counseling
Couples counseling – whether it is urgent or traditional – is about strengthening and growing your skills as a couple, no matter where your relationship takes you. You are two people that have decided to be on this journey together, and these approaches reflect that, providing you with exercises and ways of thinking to improve how you understand each other.
At Right Path Counseling, our couples therapists will always do their absolute best to guide you forward toward a better future in some form. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule an appointment as soon as we are able.