Couples counseling is a form of relationship counseling which is addressed specifically at people who are involved in romantic relationships. Both married and unmarried couples may seek couples counseling, and there are a number of approaches to couples counseling.
The goal of couples counseling is to understand the relationship dynamic of the couple, and to identify areas of strain and frustration which add stress to the partnership. In a series of counseling sessions which often include private as well as group sessions, the couple can explore their perception of the relationship, their expectations of each other, and the situations which may be causing them to feel alienated from each other. Susan McMillan acts as a mediator and facilitator to keep discussions on track and to guide the conversation to specific points.
Every relationship is different, and everyone has different expectations from romantic relationships, so it should come as no surprise to learn that couples counseling can be quite diverse. A devout Christian couple, for example, might have very specific needs and desires which an unmarried atheist couple might not relate to, but couples counseling is available to both couples by Mrs. McMillan. In all cases, confidentiality is an important part of couples counseling, and the counseling is non-judgmental, with the goal being a frank discussion of emotions in a supportive environment.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation, feel free to contact us any time either with the contact form to the right, or by phone at 941.756.6042.