What is couples therapy like?

Couples therapy is heavily focused on the intricacies of communication between you and your partner. In the first session, you can expect to take the lead as you and your partner explain what brought you to counselling, and the therapist will observe how you two interact—including the words you use, body language, and similarities or differences in your thought processes. Since couples therapy requires an agreeance of goals between two people, it is likely that your sessions will focus more so on the underlying themes and challenges in your relationship rather than trying to problem solve (or more accurately, slap a bandaid onto) your current concerns.