Couples Counseling

The Benefits of Couples Counseling on Kids After a Divorce

The Benefits of Couples Counseling on Kids After a Divorce 2208 1473 Long Island Counseling Services

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally taxing experience for everyone involved, and typically occurs because couples are feeling very high emotions. Most of us also recognize that divorce can have a profound effect on children. But while we know this instinctually, we do not always recognize that there are ways that both partners can reduce this effect. At Long Island Counseling Services, we provide couples counseling for those in any state of a relationship,…

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What Does it Mean to Communicate?

What Does it Mean to Communicate? 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Marriages and relationships take work. If you ask any marriage specialist – or any happy couple – what the secret is for a successful marriage, they’re going to tell you “communication.” It’s an almost cliché answer, but it is true that communication is how relationships work. What is not true is the idea that communication is the ability or willingness to talk. Many people think that, when a person recommends communication, it means that they…

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Does Suggesting Couples Therapy Mean Your Relationship is Ending?

Does Suggesting Couples Therapy Mean Your Relationship is Ending? 2560 1706 Long Island Counseling Services

Couples counseling and marriage therapy are typically seen as “last resorts.” Many people believe, incorrectly, that couples therapy is only for those that are on the brink of divorce, or that if a partner suggests couples counseling, it means that there are serious threats to their marriage. It is true that marriage counseling can be an outstanding way to address a struggling relationship. But the goals of couples therapy – as well as the situations…

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How Do You Respond to Your Partner’s “Bids?”

How Do You Respond to Your Partner’s “Bids?” 2216 1477 Long Island Counseling Services

Every day, multiple times a day, we request something from our partner. It may be a bit of attention, love, intimacy, support, or even just time. But during the day, sometimes dozens of times a day, we have these small or big requests that we make in order to maintain and grow our connection with our partner. But how our partner responds to these bids can have a substantial affect on our happiness levels and…

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Who is a Marriage Therapist For?

Who is a Marriage Therapist For? 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

There’s a popular saying that “marriage is hard” and “marriage takes work.” Both of those sayings are true, but they also sometimes hide something about marriage that many couples struggle with: that sometimes, it’s not that there are problems in your marriage, but rather that you haven’t yet developed the skills as a couple to communicate those problems in ways that are emotionally and psychologically healthy. Most couples only seek out a marriage therapist on…

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Therapy for Intimacy – Finding Love and Understanding Each Other

Therapy for Intimacy – Finding Love and Understanding Each Other 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

There are many things that make a relationship strong. There are shared memories. There is great conversation. There are mutual goals. There are attractions that we have that our partners match. But even successful couples have areas of their marriage or relationship that they envision improving, and one example is a couple’s sex and intimacy. Trained couples counselors are here to support your ability to find that intimacy in a relationship. Using both relationship and…

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The Psychology of Valentine’s Day

The Psychology of Valentine’s Day 1920 1275 Long Island Counseling Services

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Many people, all over Long Island, are going to be celebrating with their romantic partners by going out to dinner, planning a romantic evening, or just staying at home and spending some much needed quality time together. But Valentine’s Day isn’t without its complications. For many, it is a day of intense emotion. For some people, it is a date that triggers traumas, or reminds people of feelings they wish they…

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Types of Couples Counseling Approaches

Types of Couples Counseling Approaches 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Most people have a general familiarity with couples counseling. They see couples counseling as two people, meeting in a room with a therapist, talking about their problems and focusing on communication and trust. They see it as this type of free-flowing conversation, with the therapist acting as a mediator to help them better understand each other.   But what many people do not know is that couples therapy is actually extensively researched and structured. While…

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What is the Difference Between Couples Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Marriage Counseling?

What is the Difference Between Couples Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Marriage Counseling? 2560 1440 Long Island Counseling Services

If your relationship runs into challenges, it is helpful to speak to someone that is trained to address those challenges. On Long Island, that means speaking with a therapist that has experience working with all different types of couples and partnerships, supporting both clients, with knowledge in how to help resolve conflict, build trust, and improve communication. Yet, for couples that are seeking out relationship help, it’s not uncommon to run into many different terms…

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Long Island Couples Therapy: Challenges of Romance on a Densely Populated Island

Long Island Couples Therapy: Challenges of Romance on a Densely Populated Island 1920 1275 Long Island Counseling Services

Long Island Counseling Services has a team of relationship therapists and couples counselors that are here to help you work through any challenges that you and your partner may face. We offer couples therapy to those that have been married for years, those recently dating, those on the brink of divorce and that that are happy together but looking to take steps forward. Couples therapy is a researched science, and one that offers tools and…

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