Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy

Dr. Eileen Borris

If you’re seeking more intimacy in your current relationship, want to improve communication or are considering separating from your partner, you may want to consider marriage counseling or couples therapy. During counseling we will focus on your relationship or marriage. The process will support personal introspection and self-reflection to help resolve issues.

When is Therapy Recommended?

If you find that you’re often unhappy in your relationship, you’ll want to consider therapy sooner rather than later. Many couples wait too long to seek out therapy which can make it more difficult to repair your relationship.

What Will Therapy Help You Accomplish?

During therapy, we will primarily focus on communication patterns and emotional difficulties. For example, if you tend to argue and then never find a resolution you can both agree on, therapy will help you develop better ways of communicating and can help you find amicable solutions to your problems. During marriage counselling or couples therapy, you will learn how to manage your emotions, stay calm and use healthy communication skills to help you both succeed as a couple.

What Will be Required of You

In order for couple’s therapy or marriage counselling to work, both partners must be dedicated to working on his or her communication styles and what’s discussed during therapy. You must be willing to understand your role in the relationship if you want it to work. Conflicts may arise during therapy, but, I can help you smooth those out as they arise. You may come to sessions together or see me individually.

Here’s How I Can Help

With an emphasis on interpersonal and problem-solving therapies and a background in behavioral medicine, I can help best serve you and your partner. I will teach you to identify the thoughts and behaviors that may prevent you from living the life you want. I will assist you in changing your communication patterns and achieve a more enriching and fulfilling relationship. I can also aid you in amicably ending your relationship, if we discover that that’s the best option for both of you.