Couples Therapy

Mental Health & Wellness Clinics located in Aurora, Louisville and Westminster, CO

Couples Therapy

About Couples Therapy

All relationships hit difficult patches now and then, but if you’re stuck and can’t find a way out, couples therapy could help. At Axis Integrated Mental Health’s offices in Louisville and Aurora, Colorado, experienced therapists offer guidance and teach couples communication skills that help them overcome their problems. Call the Axis Integrated Mental Health office nearest you or schedule an in-person or telehealth consultation online today.

Couples Therapy Q&A

What is couples therapy?

Couples therapy involves you and your partner exploring your feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and relationship problems with an expert mental health professional.

During therapy, you and your partner discuss the thought processes that affect your emotional state. Your therapist helps you to identify the sources of these feelings and why they’re occurring, then shows you how to manage the behaviors and emotions affecting your relationship more effectively.

When might I need couples therapy?

You might benefit from couples therapy if you’ve been experiencing difficulties you struggle to overcome. Common causes of relationship disharmony include:

  • Financial difficulties
  • Infidelity
  • Differing libidos (mismatched sex drives)
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Chronic stress
  • Differing values or faiths
  • Disagreeing about the future
  • Addictions and substance use disorder

Couples therapy helps you understand your partner better and make positive changes in your life.

What approaches are used in couples therapy?

The Axis Integrated Mental Health team uses various talk therapy approaches to help couples, including:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT helps you recognize negative, unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. Your therapist teaches you to change your reactions so you feel better and reduce unwanted behaviors.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT is like CBT, but it’s aimed at people who experience emotions, especially intensely. DBT focuses on helping you accept yourself and make alterations in your life that promote healthier, more productive results.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

IPT focuses on issues involving conflicts with others and significant life changes. You learn to communicate and better express your emotions.

Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy identifies and analyzes the unconscious meanings behind specific thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and helps you make positive changes.

Axis Integrated Mental Health takes an integrative approach, blending various therapies to suit each couple’s specific needs. Your provider might also suggest additional treatments like ketamine therapy, Spravato® esketamine spray, or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to tackle individual mental health problems.

What benefits does couples therapy offer?

Axis Integrated Mental Health offers a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment for couples to express their thoughts and emotions. You both gain increased self-awareness and a deeper understanding of each other and your partnership.

Therapy helps you develop better communication skills, which are vital for successful relationships. Your therapist also advises you on problem-solving and can help you appreciate different perspectives.

Call Axis Integrated Mental Health to arrange a couples therapy consultation, or use the online booking feature today.