Domestic violence occurs when one partner abuses the other. It is also known as intimate partner violence, spousal abuse, and domestic abuse. Domestic abuse has different levels of severity. There are also differences in how often it can occur. Around the world, the vast majority of domestic violence victims are women. Women also tend to encounter more severe acts of violence. There are many reasons for this, but a primary motive is to gain control over one’s partner.
Intimate Relationship Counseling
Relationship counseling is arguably one of the most valuable mental health services in the community. People need people, but it can be challenging. Sharing your life with other people comes with compromise. A need for understanding. Varying needs and personalities. Even in the most ideal situations, interpersonal relationships take work. It can be even more challenging while juggling work, friends, and family. It’s easy to get worn down, or worse — need help and not be aware enough to seek it.
Couples and Family Counseling
It is often a healthy decision to seek out relationship counseling. It can be difficult to express and receive love in situations that have unspoken issues. At HCH Therapy and Counseling, we offer relationship counseling for couples and families of all backgrounds. Our family counseling services touch on a dynamic array of relationships. Just give us a call for a free consultation. Here you are welcome to be open and courageous. Seeking the help you need. We will discuss what you are going through and get you the best care needed.
All Relationship Counseling Services
Couples counseling helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship. Relationship counseling also helps couples resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction. Talking to a relationship therapist creates a safe space to spark communication for couples. For some couples, their communication skills is an art of not communicating at all. Unfortunately, most couples wait until they’re exasperated to seek counseling.
Premarital counseling addresses issues that can impact a couple before and after marriage. The goal is to find any potential areas of conflict and address them before they turn into serious concerns. Premarital counseling is specifically geared to touch on individual and communal issues. This type of therapy teaches each partner to use effective strategies for discussing and resolving conflict. Building these skills are important for each partner in order to sustain a long-term commitment.
Marriage counseling is a form of therapy that educates and supports people in a marital covenant. This type of long-term relationship is unique due to the various factors involved. This can be social, spiritual, economic, or even legal. There is also a level of intimacy within a marriage that is more complex. If partners have reached a point where they are considering separation, marriage counseling can help. Marriage counseling can put the situation into perspective. This type of therapy can also be helpful for couples seeking improved intimacy and understanding.
Family counseling focuses on families and their intimate relationships. The goal of family therapy is to encourage bonding, healing, and open communication. The goal of this type of therapy is to address issues that impact the psychological health of the family. This can be mental health conditions, traumatic experiences, or major life transitions.
The concept of family behavior therapy (FBT) views the family as an emotional unit. This form of therapy links one family member’s behavior as both the cause and effect for the behavior of another. This paradigm makes for therapeutic and counseling solutions that centered around systems thinking. The operations of one’s family collective are interconnected. This means, the therapeutic approach looks at the different parts of the family system in relation to the whole.
Blended families, or step families, have become commonplace in the United States. Nearly half of marriages in the United States end in divorce. At least half of children in the U.S. live with a biological parent and a stepparent. This is a new social environment. This means people need to have conversations about their unique family structure. Blended family therapy encourages people to come together and openly talk about difficulties in their relationships. This helps the family achieve a healthy and happy home dynamic.
Do You Need Relationship Counseling?
Our treatment programs are designed for people of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We also offer family therapy in Spanish, bilingual marriage counseling, and couples counseling in Spanish.
Our relationship counseling services aims to help families navigate through problems, both big and small. This includes learning disabilities, child abuse, incest, school difficulties, and developmental issues. We also deal with conflict resolution within family relationships. This can be an unstable home, the impact of a serious illness, marriage issues, and divorce.