Marriage counseling in Orange County, Newport Beach, and Irvine may sound like it’s unnecessary with the beautiful weather and opulent lifestyle, but with all its glamour comes unique environmental stresses. The traffic, average commute time, and high cost of living can create a large amount of stress in even the healthiest of relationships.
In Orange County the average commute time is 26 minutes, many homes have two working parents, and the cost of living is among the highest in the nation. It’s easy for a relationship to be affected by these outside stresses. Marriage counseling for Orange County couples is an excellent way to help relieve stress and promote healthy, long-lasting relationships.
Marriage counseling helps strengthen the bond between couples — married or not — and helps them to gain a better understanding of each other. It can provide an outlet for stress, improve communication and help improve the overall stability of a relationship.
Through marriage counseling you can:
- Improve communication – feel heard, understood, and close to your partner
- Resolve conflict
- Increase passion in the relationship
- Resolve issues regarding child-rearing
- Learn how to blend families
- Learn the delicate art of balancing your needs for autonomy and connection
- Avoid the most common and corrosive relationship habits
- Secure long term satisfaction in your relationship
- Develop traditions of closeness & connection
It’s important to remember that going to marriage counseling does not mean that your relationship is in poor condition or close to dissolution. Marriage counseling can be good maintenance for a relationship, to keep environmental stresses at bay, and keep communication open.
I offer marriage counseling in Orange County, CA for couples at any stage in their relationship. My psychodynamic-based approach provides a safe environment to open and honestly share thoughts and emotions. Through developing a positive, therapeutic relationship, together you can interpret what is going on, both in your life and in the session, creating a better awareness within your relationship.