Relational Counseling

Relational Counseling

“Closeness and intimacy is more than just a desire – it is a basic human need.”

The associates of Arbor Sana offer relational counseling to romantic and affectional relationships struggling with communication, infidelity, intimacy issues, and more.

When To Come In For Relational Counseling

Contrary to popular belief, relational counseling isn’t just helpful when things are seemingly falling apart. Relational counseling can be preventative, all the same as it can be responsive. Sometimes it is helpful when you are faced with a new negative or positive stressor, such as moving in, getting married, deciding upon children, beginning a new relationship, etc. Relational counseling endeavors to assist the relational partners in collaboratively formulating and meeting the goals and objectives pertaining to their relational wellness.

How Can Relational Counseling Help?

There can be growth in disconnection

As a result of our early childhood experiences or disempowering past relationships, there are many of us, by no fault of our own, who have not been taught or shown effective relationship skills. Instead, we might have learned from what we have seen in loved ones’ relationships, on social media, or through Hollywood portrayals. Relational counseling will focus on developing and honing the skills to grow through and from moments of disconnection, knowing and understanding your needs and the needs of the partner(s) in the relationship, being able to communicate your needs in a way that your partner(s) can hear you, and learning to honor and share your feelings while holding space for the feelings of others. 

Build a mutually empathic, empowering, and egalitarian relationship

Relational counseling typically focuses on addressing the following:

Our Relational Counseling Process

Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment. We work hard to pair you with a therapist that we believe will be the best fit for your relationship and your current concerns.

Your first session provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with your therapist and provide them with some background about yourselves, your relationship, and the reasons you are seeking counseling. In addition, they will be able to answer your questions regarding services, confidentiality, and what to expect in therapy. With your best interest in mind, you will collaboratively determine what areas of focus will benefit the relationship the most.

At the end of your first session, if you decide to move forward and work with the therapist, you will schedule your next appointment. During your second appointment, you will work with your therapist to set goals and objectives for your overall therapy experience and then begin working together toward achieving them.

Call (440) 895-0366 or email to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Relational Counseling Include: