Marriage Counseling At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL.
Effective relationships are built on a foundation of mutual effort and understanding. This concept is the lens in which I approach marriage therapy as Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, work mindfully to hold space for both partners while they move through feelings of confusion and hopelessness, towards clarity and trust with one another.
Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, specializes in couples therapy, marriage counseling, relationship therapy and pre marital counseling. Even the strongest of couples can benefit from marriage counseling to help improve communication and maintain healthy boundaries to nurture their relationship in the long-term. Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, utilizes evidence-based practices including the Gottman Method, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Reflective Listening Techniques, Imago Relationship Therapy and Attachment-based Therapy.
Some reasons clients may seek out marriage counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, is to work through the challenges of co-parenting, financial difficulties, intimacy issues, infidelity, poor communication, intrusive in-laws, lack of emotional vulnerability with each other, division of household labor/chores, trust issues, and feeling unloved or neglected. Many couples find that speaking with a professional can evolve their level of emotional closeness and vulnerability while continuing to build trust.
Infidelity and Affairs
While some might feel ashamed or embarrassed for considering staying with a partner who has been unfaithful, many relationship experts believe infidelity has the potential to strengthen a relationship post-affair. While there is a substantial amount of mental, emotional and psychological work to be done, with the right therapist in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, commitment to marriage therapy, couples are able to overcome cheating if there is a shared desire to do so.
Infidelity within a relationship can be a traumatic event that may cause lasting damage if not worked through appropriately in a professional setting. Through marriage counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, a trained therapist is helpful in re-creating the foundation of a relationship, whereas “the relationship” is treated as the client, to address the possibility of healing post-affair. Affairs can bring about feelings of shock, insecurity, anger, betrayal and abandonment. However, finding a therapist who you feel is a good fit for you and your partner, can provide a better understanding through empathy, renewed trust and intimacy, improved communication and reduced symptoms of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, focuses on marriage therapy to help both partners understand how the affair came to happen, identify pre-existing problems in the relationship, reflect on both partners’ involvement and accountability, and address unresolved childhood wounds. Through these practices, together we will reignite intimacy, get in touch with our own individual goals and shared values, rebuild trust, and prioritize healthy communication through emotional vulnerability.