Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling

Providing Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Orange County, California and Beyond

Are you tired of being blamed and criticized by your partner?
Do you feel like you don’t know what you’ve done wrong?
Find yourself wondering what happened to the wonderful feelings you had for each other in the beginning?
Are you feeling lonely even though you are sharing a home with your partner?
Do you wish that you were having more sex or able to experience more intimacy?

Many couples struggle with feeling disappointed and disconnected in their relationship. Marriage and long term commitment can frequently bring about significant stress that causes many couples to seek therapy. You may struggle to feel connected to one another the way you did in the beginning. Or, you may feel that your relationship has been reduced to a series of routines that leave you feeling disappointed, sad, and lonely. However, a skilled couples therapist can help you to feel more connected to your partner, and learn new communication skills. In fact, therapy for couples can create renewed excitement and satisfaction in your relationship!

Couples Therapy Can Help Maintain a Healthy Relationship

Relationships need to grow and change as we do. Life can be busy, but relationships need special focus and attention in order to stay healthy. The problems that you are experiencing in your relationship can get better with your commitment and dedication. By working with a couples therapist, you can better understand the unhealthy patterns that are causing you and your partner harm. You can also learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, create a renewed sense of connection, and build a relationship map that can bring you a shared sense of joy.

Some things that marriage counseling or couples therapy can help you with

Although every relationship is unique, these are some issues that couples seek help with:

  • Communication Problems
  • Family Life and Balance
  • Parenting
  • Blended Families
  • Divorce
  • Extended Family
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Relationships
  • Mental Illness
  • Pre-Marital/Readiness
  • Sex

Pre-Marital

If you and your partner are planning to get married or considering marriage, premarital counseling can be helpful to develop tools that will aid you in building a healthy and satisfying marriage.  During our sessions we can help you to discuss and plan for difficult issues such as finances, values, extended family, communication styles, and ways to handle conflict. In your premarital counseling sessions we can help you to feel confident that you are setting your marriage up for success.

Marital/Couples

At Moxie Family Therapy we believe that all couples can benefit from therapy or counseling to increase intimacy and connection, and reduce stress and conflict.  No matter where you’re at in your relationship, we can help you and your partner understand how the patterns play out in your relationship, develop insight into each other’s perspective, and decrease conflict.  In our sessions we can help you to feel heard and understood and increase your overall relationship satisfaction. 

Discernment

Discernment counseling can help you decide whether to work on your relationship or to take the steps to end it. If you and your spouse are considering divorce, we can help by providing a safe and neutral environment to discuss the tough issues.  If you have children, we can help you to make the transition as painless as possible by discussing issues such as: how to tell your children about the divorce, how to successfully co-parent, and ways to move forward and establish healthy boundaries.

Begin Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Orange County, CA or Online Therapy in California

We always recommend that every couple read Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. at the beginning of our work together. In our experience, this will help to propel the therapy process forward. Most couples that read this book together, do the exercises, and participate in regular counseling sessions, have found that it truly can transform their relationship. Seeking couples therapy does not mean that you have failed, but rather that you are committed to your love and your relationship.

You don’t have to continue to feel so alone in your relationship. In fact, couples therapy sessions at Moxie Family Therapy can help you to develop the necessary skills needed to build and maintain the relationship that you want. As long as you are both willing to put in the work, our caring therapists can help!

Don’t let another day go by without reaching out for the help you need. Start with these simple steps:

  1. Fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation.
  2. Meet with a member of our team who specializes in couples therapy and marriage counseling.
  3. Start giving your relationship the support it deserves!

Other Counseling Services by Moxie Family Therapy

Couples counseling is not the only service that we offer in our Orange County Counseling Clinic or via Online Counseling. Other mental health services Moxie Family Therapy provides include counseling for women, EMDR and counseling for trauma, counseling for young adults, counseling for college students, counseling for teen girls, counseling for children, play therapy, art therapy, and family therapy.