When a marriage or couple finds themselves struggling, it’s not uncommon for them to seek out couples counseling. Couples counseling gives partners a chance to learn to communicate, build trust, and grow, in an environment that is free of judgment.
Couples counseling is an effective way to improve your relationship. But not everyone wants, needs, or is able to see a couples therapist with a partner. Some people find that they benefit from individual work, with relationship therapy that relates to them. This is where individual relationship counseling can be beneficial.
What is Addressed in Individual Relationship Counseling?
Individual relationship counseling is a way of improving your individual happiness, actions, and struggles within relationships. Rather than work on you both as a couple, this type of individual counseling – for both singles and those in relationships – is available to address some of the challenges you face finding and/or maintaining successful partnerships. For example:
- Intimacy issues from previous trauma.
- Trust issues from a partner’s infidelity.
- Problems with commitment.
- Anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges.
- Anger management issues.
Unlike couples counseling, which seeks to heal and grow two partners together, individual relationship counseling focuses on you as a couple – who you are, what you struggle with, and where you need help to grow and find happiness. It can be focused on your relationship just like couples counseling is typically, or it can be just about you – why you are having a hard time in your relationship and how you’d like to grow in your marriage or your mental health.
This type of counseling is great for singles that may otherwise be struggling with their ability to stay committed, attract partners, or date. It is also great for those that are currently dating or married, but want to make sure that they’re speaking their needs or finding happiness.
Individual relationship counseling is also an effective option for those that are already in couples counseling. For example, if you are already in couples therapy with Right Path Counseling, you can also see a therapist on the side for more individualized support. Within this therapy, we can also work on issues that may be impacting your relationship, such as anxiety, depression, and more.
Who is Individual Relationship Counseling For?
Anyone, in any type of relationship (including no relationship at all) may find that they benefit from individual relationship counseling. It’s a program for both mental health and individual growth. The right candidates for this type of therapy are going to be those that are interested in focusing on themselves, and are ready to work through their own personal challenges and needs.
If you’d like to learn more, or you’re interested in couples counseling on Long Island, contact Right Path Counseling, today.