Couple's Therapy FAQs

Have you wondered what would make your relationship work better? Do you find yourself confused or stuck in your relationships? Close relationships bring us profound joy and hope but when they get awry, there seems to be little you can do to stop the downward spiral. The ingredients of relationship success are surprisingly simple- emotional intelligence and the right communication. The advantages of relationship success are manifold- Couples who are intimate are happier, healthier, better off financially and enjoy better physical and mental health. At CARE, we provide you with skills for the holistic health of your relationship and families.

 

Couples usually come to treatment because they are unhappy or something is not right.  Several questions confront couples seeking couples therapy; of these, four are the most important[1]:

 

 

Why is couples therapy necessary and useful?

 

What are the secrets of successful couples’ therapy?

 

Can involvement of only one partner help to solve conflicts in a relationship or is it necessary for the therapist to interact with both partners?

 

How has couples’ therapy changed since the 1970’s?

 

Is the qualification of the therapist important to conducting couples therapy?

 

Is couples therapy effective? How many sessions will be useful for couples?

 

- What if one or both of us are thinking about ending our relationship?

 

- What if we are separated, but considering getting back together as a couple?

 

- Are you going to tell my partner and me how we should be a couple?

 

- What if our issues involve infidelity?

 

- How long does couples therapy usually last? How long do you recommend therapy to last?

 

- How severe do our problems have to be before we turn to a therapist for help?

 

- What will happen in the first session?

 

- How common ore the problems we are experiencing? Do other couples struggle with similar issues?

 

- What if my partner or I need individual therapy or are in individual therapy with someone else?

 

- Can involvement of only one partner help to solve conflicts in a relationship or is it necessary for the therapist to interact with both partners? What if my partner or I want to see you individually?

 

- What if we have tried therapy before and it did not seem to work?

 

- Will you ask us to share personal information we have not previously discussed with each other?

 

- What is the difference between couples therapy and sex therapy?

Individual Therapy FAQs

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DR. SHAIFALI SANDHYA

405 N. Wabash

Chicago, IL 60611