Couples Counseling in Greenwich CT
Couples Counseling in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York
Couples counseling - often referred to as relationship counseling and couples therapy - is therapy in which both partners of a committed relationship seek treatment at the same time by the same therapist. Couples therapy primarily deals with issues between the individuals that adversely affect the relationship.
What kind of couples do you work with?
We provide couples counseling to couples that are experiencing relationship distress, infidelit, adjustments/transitions (e.g., to a new job, new baby), difficulties with emotional or physical intimacy, difficulties managing intense emotions, and couples seeking relationship enhancement.
What is your treatment approach?
Our approach utilizes an integrative style. We mainly integrate Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. Gottman Method Couples Therapy focuses on strengthening the couples relationship in friendship, conflict management, and shared meaning. The Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy assumes that relationship problems result not just from the actions and inactions of partners but also from their emotional reactivity to each other's behavior. Research shows that almost two-thirds of couples improve after IBCT. You can make concrete changes to accommodate the needs of your partner and show greater emotional acceptance of one another. By working through current issues, you can begin to understand how they may be part of a bigger pattern in the relationship. You can learn how your past has shaped your present behaviors in the relationship. We also integrate other techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
What is your training in couples counseling?
Dr. Sala has pursued specialized training in couples therapy (including couples therapy workshops and supervision by couples therapy specialists) throughout her career, and has worked with many couples in her practice. She is also currently pursuing Gottman Method certification.