Couples Therapy 

IPNB PSYCHOTHERAPY OF AUSTIN | AUSTIN, TX

At IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin, we believe in relational health across the five planes of intimacy: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, and sexual. We are interested in promoting relational health not only for individuals, but also couples that we see.

Relationships are part of your well being, and the person who you want to partner with in a long term way will have more influence over your life than any other single influence. 

 

Whether you are concerned that a breakup is imminent, or you love your relationship, but think that it can get even better, we want to help. You deserve to have fulfilling relationships, and we have couple's therapy counselors ready today in Austin, Texas to help you.

What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a licensed therapist with experience working with couples, helps people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict, and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions.

How does Couples Therapy work, and who is it for?

Couple's therapy can give each person in the relationship the opportunity to discuss and resolve issues related to several aspects of their relationship, which can include but are not limited to roles in the relationship, sex, intimacy, communication problems, children, finances, religious beliefs, political beliefs, health issues, familial relationships, and external stressors.

Couple's therapists often employ an integrated approach to treatment, borrowing techniques from different forms of therapy, depending on the couple's needs. Some techniques a couple's therapist might employ include getting to know the couple which creates a sense of safety, identifying feelings and putting them into words for each other, exploring each other's past to help understand where these fears, motivations, and behaviors might stem from, focusing on solutions moving forward, teaching skills with the aim being to equip each person in the relationship with tools to help them deal with issues that may arise.

Couple's therapy can prove to beneficial for any kind of relationship including traditional or LGBTQ(IA+) relationships, polyamorous relationships, interracial relationships, young teen or college relationships, relationships with a large age gap, and relationships at any stage - dating, engaged, or married. Couples therapy is meant for any persons wanting to resolve a current problem, prevent exacerbation of the problems, or simply want a little tune up for their relationship. 

Communication Issues

Are you having trouble communicating in your relationships? Does it feel like every time you try to have a difficult discussion something goes wrong? Do you find that you are shying away from starting conversations anymore for fear that it will just go badly?

Several studies have confirmed that communication issues are one of the most common reasons that people come into therapy, and also one of top reasons for divorce. Every couple who struggles with communication issues does so for different reasons. It is possible to get to the bottom of this problem and help your marriage feel more relaxed, full of more joy and find the closness you’ve been looking for.

 

Our therapists at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin are interested in getting to the bottom of your communication problems with you. We are listening deeply. We want everyone in your partnership to feel heard, help their needs and wants be communicated. We want you take home communication skills that can improve your communication issues with depth and speed.

Premarital Counseling

You got engaged, congratulations! We are so happy for you! Do you want to make sure that your marriage is off to a good start?

 Let our therapists share with you a map for communication skills and intimacy across five planes: spiritual, physical, sexual, intellectual, and emotional. 

We want you to have the marriage you deserve. Our marriage counselors would love to help you understand how to make your marriage not only last, but thrive! We have therapist trained in Gottman, Relational Life Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Attachment Theory in south Austin ready to help.

Sex Therapy

Do you feel like you are roommates rather than lovers? Are you wondering if this is all there is for you? Are you wishing that your sex life felt more spontaneous and joyful?

 

Whether you are dealing with discrepancy issues, lack of sex, or wanting to explore better sex with your partner, come in and speak to one of our therapists who specializes in sex therapy for couples. We want to help you make your sex life everything you want it to be, and more. 

We welcome all traditional, LGBTQ(IA+), monogamous, poly couples, all sexual interests, and every variety of sexual appetite. Our therapists love talking about sex, and we want your sex life to be fulfilling and healthy. 

Contemplating Divorce?

Is your relationship on the brink of ending? Have you been contemplating leaving for years and haven’t told your partner? We want you to be able to make sure this is the right move for you. Whether you are wanting discernment counseling, or are hoping to save your relationship, we want to help you get through this.

There may be children involved, financial difficulties if the relationship ends, and true love between you that you want to find again. We want to help you reignite love and have the relationship you want and deserve. We are wired for love and connection and we want you both to have those needs met. We know that when couples come in, in this state, they need big intervention fast. All of our therapists are trained in relational life therapy, a therapy that specializes in helping couples shift big problematic patterns rapidly and deeply. If you want to make very big change you may be interested in one of our intensive couples therapy sessions. We also have therapists who specialize in couples therapy on a weekly or biweekly basis.

 

Wondering if there is even a chance? Discernment therapy is a specialized form of couples therapy that helps couples determine if they want to continue to work on their partnership or if it is time to end the relationship. Above all, relational health is our goal. Our marriage counselors want to help you determine if relational health is in your future together or if the healthiest answer to say goodbye.

Couples with Trauma Histories

Couples who are having relationship issues and communication problems may actually be experiencing fallout from old trauma.  

We have many therapists who specialize in both couples therapy and trauma therapy. We’d like to help you get through this together. Often trauma heals fastest inside of couples therapy. The reason for that is that your partner can provide you with additional support as you are healing from trauma. 

 

Perhaps both of you have hard trauma histories and that plays out in your arguments now. Perhaps it feels like these trauma histories will keep you from having the intimacy you want. It doesn’t have to be that way. We would love to help you heal together and thrive together.  We have couple's therapy counselors available today in Austin, Texas to help you.