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Seek Relationship Help From Taylor Counseling Group

Communication is the bedrock of any relationship. Sadly, conflict and misunderstanding can lead to communication challenges, eroding even the strongest relationships. If you need relationship help or you’re looking for insight into your marriage difficulties, couples counseling at Taylor Counseling Group can help you rebuild the foundations of your relationship.

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Divorce is at an all-time high. You may want a better relationship, but you don’t know what that looks like, and you don’t know how to get there. If you’re at a breaking point, separation may seem like the only option. However, seeking marital counseling can help you pick up the pieces and start again.

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Our highly trained couples counselors at Taylor Counseling Group understand that even the best relationships can get off track. They’re here to provide insight so that you can learn understanding and empathy for what your spouse is going through. While it may be difficult, your relationship is worth the effort.

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Shauna Sears-Cyprian, MS, LMFT

Fort Worth

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Tracy Wilshusen, MSW, LCSW

The Woodlands

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Natalie Thayer, M.A., LPC Associate

Dallas

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Kathleen Denison, M.S., LPC

Waxahachie

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JamiaWoods

Jamia Woods, LMFT

West Houston

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Emily Blair

Emily Blair, M.S., LPC

Fort Worth

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Antoine Votaw, MA, LPC, LCDC

Dallas

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Christian Hill

Christian Hill, MA, LPC

Dallas

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Nicole Kremer, M.A., LPC

San Antonio: Alamo Heights

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Elizabeth Crowder M.A., LMFT-Associate

Elizabeth Crowder M.A., LMFT

Waco

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Katey Polansky, MS, LPC – Associate

San Antonio: Alamo Heights

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Erica Gault - Therapist in The Woodlands

Erica Gault, M. Ed., LPC Associate

The Woodlands

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Janie Corcoran Therapist in West Houston

Janie Corcoran, MA, LPC

West Houston

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Blake Fogle Therapist in West Houston

Blake Fogle, MA, LPC

West Houston

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Andrea Grether, M.A., LPC

Waco

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Hailey-Lou Vaske, LPC-Associate

The Woodlands

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones, MSW, LCSW

Fort Worth

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Hannah Rhine, MA, LPC

Dallas

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Christina Turner, MA, LPC-Associate

Christina Turner, MA, LPC

Fort Worth

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Matt Spikes

Matthew Spikes, M.Ed., LPC

Dallas

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Sarah Police LPC

Sarah Police, M.A., LPC, LCDC

The Woodlands

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Kotia Whitaker LPC in San Antonio

Kotia Whitaker, M.S. LMFT

San Antonio

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David-Buck

David R. Buck, MS, LPC

Waxahachie

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Crystal Williamson, MSW, LCSW

Fort Worth

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Vanessa Perkins, MA, LPC

Fort Worth

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Amy Cringole

Amy Hill, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Coppell

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Johanna Horstman, MA, LPC

Galleria

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Alfred Horstman, MA, LPC

Galleria

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Stephanie Jutras, MSW, LCSW

Galleria

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Joy Lawson LPC in Galleria

Joy Lawson, MA, LPC

Cedar Park

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Christopher Hinds, MRC, LPC

Dallas

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Benefits of Couples Counseling

Communication, Skills & Boundaries

The overarching goal of couples counseling is to give you both an opportunity to address challenges you’ve experienced, resolve these issues and move forward into a hopeful future. The counselors and therapists at Taylor Counseling Group are trained in a wide array of therapeutic techniques and evidence-based therapies to both repair and enhance your relationship. As you work with our counselors, they’ll develop a unique treatment plan based on your goals that can help revitalize and enrich your relationship.

Some of the benefits you can expect include:

  • A neutral space: Our counselors can help you and your partner discuss hot topics calmly and respectfully so that disagreements don’t escalate, allowing you to stay focused on finding a resolution.
  • Expectations and immediate changes: Some issues need to be addressed immediately. Others take time and patience. Our counselors will help you understand the difference so that you have more realistic expectations.
  • Toxic behavior patterns: Stonewalling, contempt, criticism, defensiveness — these are some of the most common toxic behaviors leading to divorce. Once identified, couples can strive for change.
  • Conflict resolution skills: Our skilled therapists can help you relate to your spouse in a healthier way and develop conflict resolution techniques.

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Find a Safe Space With Gay Couples Counseling

If you’re in a lesbian or gay relationship, we understand the potential challenges you may face. We strive to provide you and your partner with a safe, nonjudgemental space to voice your concerns. 

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Whether you’ve been married for 30 years or dating for two weeks, LGBT couples counseling may help you add to the growth and development of your relationship. Speaking with a counselor can help you and your partner build the foundation for a long-lasting relationship that addresses both of your needs. You may also:

  • Learn to oppose your partner respectfully.
  • Gain a secure environment to restore trust and an opportunity to heal.
  • Build relationship resilience and restore emotional health.
  • Restore physical and emotional intimacy. 
  • Create better understanding and encourage acceptance of one another.
  • Discover the root cause of significant conflicts. 
  • Feel honored and heard in your relationship, regardless of your gender identity or expression.
  • Overcome fears of being criticized or judged by the people around you.
  • Learn how to identify your and your partner’s feelings.
  • Heal stress from societal expectations while integrating more happiness into your relationship.

Taylor Counseling Group strives to create a safe and supportive environment for you to voice your concerns and ask questions. A relationship is comprised of individuals, meaning for the partnership to thrive, the individuals within it must feel supported, cherished and heard. We’ll encourage you to discuss any topics you feel would be beneficial to you and your partner when you come to us.

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When to Go to Couples Therapy vs. Individual Therapy

Couples therapy helps you and your partner learn effective communication to enrich your relationship, give you emotional satisfaction, save you time on solving conflicts and reach resolutions for relationship issues.

Couples sessions are typically conducted with both partners present. In some instances, your therapist might meet with you individually before or after to ensure you can express anything you were unable to during the session. Your couples counselor may act as an impartial mediator as you and your partner interact.

It may be valuable for you and your partner to seek individual counseling outside your couples therapy session. You can then decide what you want to bring from individual sessions to your combined counseling appointments. Individual therapy may be valuable if you find the need to address past hurts. Also, if your partner is unwilling to attend therapy with you, you can still benefit from individual counseling.

Individual Therapy

Individual counseling is a one-on-one interaction between you and the therapist. The sole focus is on improving your well-being and creating a safe, nurturing environment for transformation and healing. The therapist builds a rapport with you and works to understand your unique perspective and needs, providing techniques, tools and tips that fit your personality and views.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is structured differently than individual counseling — it is more intensive for some. Your therapist focuses equally on each partner, on your relationship and exclusively on the problems and goals affecting the relationship. The therapist is not there to take sides or prove one party right or wrong. They listen to both perspectives and provide a safe space for you and your partner to communicate, express yourself and attempt to find common ground.

Due to couples counseling being vastly different from individual therapy, it is essential to choose a therapist who specializes in couples therapy. They should help facilitate a safe space where you and your partner can be heard, managing anger, frustration and other big emotions effectively.

Couples seek therapy for various reasons. It may be to improve communication, address infidelity, increase intimacy or deal with an obstacle. Your therapist’s role is to resolve conflict, and the overall goal of couples therapy is to learn to resolve the barriers together, improving communication within the relationship. An experienced relationship therapist will provide insights, observations and perspectives to help you and your partner see where you’re missing each other in communication and the relationship overall.

Common Marriage and Relationship Issues

When you and your partner are having problems, you can feel isolated and alone. Please know, every couple faces their fair share of challenges, and even the most seemingly perfect relationships have obstacles they must overcome.

Acknowledging that there is an issue and getting help is an excellent way to ensure your marriage stays healthy and strong. Here are some of the most common relationship issues our couples counselors address:

  • Differing goals
  • Disagreements about family
  • Financial difficulties
  • Affair recovery
  • Problems with intimacy
  • Undue stress
  • Communication problems
  • Mental health issues
  • Substance abuse in the relationship

If you are struggling with any of these problems, or if you’re just looking for skills and techniques to enrich your marriage, you are not alone. Our compassionate and understanding counselors would be happy to work with you and your spouse to help you learn, change and grow so your relationship can flourish.

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Affordable Couples Therapy Available at Taylor Counseling Group

Some couples realize that their marriage needs help, but they feel like they can’t afford couples therapy. At Taylor Counseling, one of our core values is providing affordable care. We’re committed to helping your relationship thrive, so please don’t let a dollar sign stand in the way of reaching out for help.

Rebuild your marriage and enhance the intimacy in your relationship.  Schedule your appointment at one Taylor Counseling Group’s locations in Central Texas.

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Austin    |    Dallas- Fort Worth    |    Houston    |    San Antonio    |    Waco

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