Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling services offered in Robbinsville, NJ

Every relationship eventually faces a challenge that the couple can’t seem to resolve. When your conflicts seem insurmountable, couples counseling with Jennifer Joireman, MA, EdS, LPC, LCADC, at Town Center Counseling can help. With a master’s in counseling, an education specialist degree in marriage and family therapy, and more than 28 years of experience providing therapy, Jennifer guides couples through their problems, helping them find the solutions needed to rebuild their relationship. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Robbinsville Township, New Jersey, or book online today.

Couples Counseling Q&A

When might I need couples counseling?

You can schedule couples counseling at any time in your relationship and for many possible reasons. Even if you don't face a pressing problem, counseling can strengthen the connection between you and your partner and build the foundation for a thriving relationship.

However, couples typically seek counseling when disagreements escalate; they can't resolve problems; or they're on the verge of separating and want help restoring their relationship.

Couples counseling helps you overcome many problems, including:

  • Difficulty communicating
  • Disagreements over money
  • Conflicting parenting styles
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Alcohol or drug addictions
  • Problems controlling anger
  • Mental or emotional abuse
  • Infidelity and loss of trust 

As an experienced couples therapist, Jennifer helps you work together with your partner to resolve your challenges.

What should I expect during couples counseling?

Couples counseling creates a safe environment where each person shares their thoughts and feelings. Jennifer guides your conversations, helping you explore the problem and learn how it started and why it escalated.

Each person in the relationship learns to recognize how their past experiences and ingrained thinking patterns influence the way they interact with one another. For example, you may resort to sarcasm or make judgments that fuel conflict.

Jennifer helps each partner make the changes needed to improve communication and overcome the problem. You may learn new coping skills or practice how to communicate your feelings, to name a few possibilities.

What type of therapy is used during couples counseling?

Jennifer chooses the therapy that will work best for your unique challenges and goals. Sometimes therapy resembles a free-flowing conversation guided by Jennifer's questions and suggestions. Other types of therapy follow a structured format.

These examples show the differences between therapeutic approaches:

Solution-focused therapy

This time-limited therapy focuses on your current challenges without addressing the past. After setting goals to solve the problem, you learn the skills and get the support needed to achieve your goals.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT identifies faulty or negative thinking and learned patterns of behavior that contribute to your current challenges. Then you learn ways to change your thoughts, behaviors, and reactions.

Emotionally focused therapy

Emotionally focused therapy uses three specific steps (de-escalation, restructuring, and consolidation) to improve the connection and build the emotional bond between partners.

To learn how couples counseling can help you, call Town Center Counseling or book an appointment online today.