Marriage & Couples Help for Marriage Issues at Lukin Center Expert Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy in Northern New Jersey Marriage Counseling, also called couples counseling or couples therapy, is a specific type of psychotherapy designed to help people solve problems within their relationships. With the help of a trained therapist, you and your partner can make informed and thoughtful decisions about your relationship. Marriage & Couples Counseling at a Glance Marriage Counseling, couples counseling, and couples therapy are types of psychotherapy Counseling helps couples learn to communicate better Creates a safe space for both parties to be heard and understood For couples who want to improve their relationship For couples who are trying to decide whether or not to stay together Marriage Counseling helps you and your partner explore your relationship, learn to communicate, and make decisions about how to move forward. Marriage Counseling is for any couple that wants to improve their relationship. Most marriage issues involve a breakdown in communication. Talking to a therapist helps you see your relationship objectively, uncover and understand feelings, see things from each other’s perspective, and create a safe space for you both to be able to say things you might not be able to say to each other at home. Your Lukin Center therapist can help you discuss and resolve your specific issues in a confidential, compassionate environment. Some couples want to work to strengthen or save their relationship, while others might be looking for guidance during a separation. Sometimes, one partner wants to break up while the other wants to stay together; a trained therapist can help you navigate these feelings and decisions and help you decide how to move forward. Why do Couples Seek Marriage Counseling? Lukin Center therapists provide expert Marriage Counseling to couples in all stages and situations. Couples come to us to work through relationship issues such as: Anger Boundary issues Cheating / infidelity Cultural differences Discernment counseling (deciding whether to say together or get divorced) Divorce Frequent arguing, usually about the same issues over and over Growing apart Health issues such as illness or disability Infertility Intimacy or sexual issues Life changes such as retirement, empty nest Mental illness in relationships Money and finances Parenting conflicts Premarital counseling Same-sex relationship issues Step parents, stepchildren, and blended families Substance abuse Unemployment or career change Marriage Counseling isn’t just for troubled relationships. It can be a wonderful tool for couples in all relationship stages to strengthen their bonds, learn to communicate more clearly, and support each other in the future. How can Lukin Center Help Me with Marriage Counseling? At Lukin Center, Marriage Counseling can last anywhere from a few sessions to several months. Regardless of the duration, you and your partner will meet with your therapist for a specific timeframe, working toward specific goals you set. You will meet with your therapist together most of the time, with individual or private marriage counseling sessions as needed. If you feel your relationship would benefit from outside support and guidance, Marriage Counseling can be an empowering, healing, and insightful experience for both you and your partner. Lukin Center clinicians must maintain the highest possible degrees and certifications in their fields, including best practices in Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy. As one of the largest mental health therapy practices in Northern New Jersey, Lukin Center gives you access to more highly trained therapists and a broader range of specialties, so you can get exactly the help you need. We’ll help you connect with the right mental health professional to get the results you want.