Are You And Your Partner Drifting Apart?

  • Is your relationship in a crisis due to a recent infidelity, betrayal or loss in your family?
  • Perhaps you have felt a gradual distance growing between you and your partner over time.
  • Do you wonder why your relationship doesn’t look like the healthy relationships you’ve witnessed between others?
  • Have you recently gone through a major life transition such as moving, changing jobs, raising children or making a more serious commitment?

It’s possible that either you or your partner(s) have emotionally shut down, making it difficult for each of you to work through a difficult problem or situation. Are you frustrated by the way you and your partner communicate, and also worry that your relationship may never change? Do you wish you could reignite a loving connection with your partner, feeling confident that the two of you could overcome any future obstacles?

No matter whether your relationship difficulties were sparked by a recent incident, life transition or a slowly growing emotional distance, you and your partner may feel overwhelmed each day. At work, you may feel distracted or preoccupied as you dwell on you and your partner’s previous arguments. If you have a child, you may worry that the tension in your relationship is negatively affecting his or her development. Without an emotional connection or any sense of how it get it back, you and your partner may believe that your relationship is coming to an end. Racing thoughts and painful emotions may even cause you both to lose sleep at night and feel drained of energy the following day.

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Connection Often Breaks Down With
Life Challenges

It is not uncommon for the bond of a relationship to be challenged during difficult times. Partners leading busy lives often find it difficult to maintain a sense of connection. Hardly getting any time alone with each other, it’s common for couples to start new and meaningful communication patterns.  Even when couples find time for themselves, they often have to focus on other needs – daily chores, children and stressful jobs. Feeling alone in a relationship can quickly put a strain on any bond.

When a couple’s bond starts to weaken, both partners may wonder what happened to the love they felt when they first got together. They may start to ask: What went wrong? How can we be misunderstanding each other so much? Does this mean it is over? Is there any way to rekindle the bond we once felt?

The truth is that you always have hope to renew your bond with your partner. With the support of a counselor during couples therapy, you and your partner can learn more about each other and regain the security, love and compassion that initially brought you together.

Reconnect With Your Partner With
Couples Therapy

Here at Center for Mindful Psychotherapy we happily welcome into our practices people in all kinds of relationships including LGBTQ, multi-cultural, poly, kink, and hetero.
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During balanced and innovative couples counseling sessions, one of our experienced therapists will work with you and your partner to help you understand each other’s current needs and develop a personalized plan to strengthen your bond. Some of the common relationship problems that couples bring to therapy include:

  • Divorce and separation

  • Co-parenting challenges

  • Establishing healthy boundaries

  • Sexual compulsivity issues

  • Work/life balance

  • Extended family dynamics

  • Sexuality

  • Substance abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Communication issues

  • Recurring conflict

  • Growing emotional distance in a relationship

  • Multicultural relationships

  • Building (or rebuilding) trust

  • Addressing and/or recovering from infidelity

  • Affair recovery

  • Premarital counseling

  • Preparing for and having children

 

Sometimes when we are too close to something, it can be hard to see a solution or a different possibility. This is often the case when we are in an intimate relationship. By offering an objective and non-judgmental perspective, a couples therapist can help facilitate an understanding of how and why emotional safety has been lost and offer guidance as to how to go about creating that again with your partner.

By providing a safe emotional environment, couples therapy allows for the most vulnerable parts of ourselves to grow together in mutual support. Feeling more emotional safety and connection in the relationship will then allow for better communication when you and your partner are having difficult conversations about emotionally charged topics.  

In couples counseling sessions with one of our therapists at the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy (CMP), you and your partner will have the chance to navigate a wide range of individualized approaches to reach out to one another in meaningful ways. Our effective relationship therapy can also provide you both with the tools and skills necessary to strengthen and grow your relationship outside of your sessions.

When you and your partner face relationship challenges, feel overwhelmed and start to drift apart, it’s common to worry that you may never regain your emotional connection. The good news is that when the two of you find a couples therapist who fits your needs, you can rediscover your love for each other and move forward in a resilient and thriving relationship.

 

You may still be unsure about whether couples therapy can help you and your partner...

What modalities and theoretical approaches do CMP therapists use during couples sessions?

Our therapists have been trained in integrative programs with emphases on spirituality, somatic modalities and social justice lenses. All of our therapists value mindfulness as a foundation for any effective therapeutic approach. Below is a list of specific modalities and approaches used by CMP therapists.

  • Intersectional Feminist Theory
  • Art Therapy

  • Humanistic/Client-Centered

  • Somatic Psychology

  • Gestalt

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Liberation Psychology

  • Harm Reduction

  • EFT Therapy (Emotional Focused Therapy)
  • Psychobiological - PACT (Stan Tatkin)

  • Psycho-Physical Therapy (Bill Bowen)

  • Attachment Theory

  • Relational Therapy

  • Trauma-informed practices

  • Transgenerational/Ancestral Work

  • Psychodynamic

 

"What counts in making a happy marriage is
not so much how compatible you are but
how you deal with incompatibility
"

                                  -Leo Tolstoy

 

Frequent Concerns & Questions

We collectively have really busy schedules and can only see a therapist in the morning/afternoon/evening, do you have a therapist available during that time?

No problem! CMP therapists are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and even on weekends. Please call or email us and more often than not we will be able to match you with a therapist who is available when you are. 

 

Does CMP honor diversity in relationships?

At the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy we happily welcome into our practices people in all kinds of relationships including LGBTQ, multicultural, poly, kink and hetero.

 

What makes CMP different?

As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, CMP’s priority is not to have you become a client as much as it is to get you with the best possible therapist for you and your partner. If that person is not a CMP therapist, we can suggest alternative professionals. Our priority is to be a healing resource for your relationship. We know how hard reaching out for help can be. We hope we can help make the process easier for you.  

 

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Rediscover The Bond Between
You And Your Partner

We are here to help answer any questions about couples or relationship therapy and guide you through the process of finding a therapist who may be able to help. Check out our [CMP FAQs] page if you have more questions about us. You may also start browsing [Our Team] to see if there is a therapist you are drawn to and would like to contact directly.  

If you would like help in finding the best therapist fit for you, please call us (415) 766-0276.  You can also go to [Contact Us] and fill out the form there, or email us directly at intakes@mindfulcenter.org.