Couples Therapy

Our couples therapists excel at helping couples strengthen their relationships during times of transition.

We are passionate about helping couples prepare for marriage, the birth of a child, and offer parent coaching to help you clear the hurdles that come with raising a family in these complex times.

We also excel at helping couples rebuild after major challenges like loss, separation or infidelity.

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy F.A.Q

Many people have questions about Couples Therapy. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we get asked:

Q.) Do we have to be in a crisis to benefit from couples therapy?

No. In fact, many of the couples that benefit from couple’s counseling at The Catalyst Center are not in a major crisis. We excel at helping couples to deepen their relationships and to proactively head off potential bumps in the road. Many people seek us out because something just isn’t feeling right, they find they are in the same argument over and over, or just want to strengthen their relationship. Often the issues that aren’t “deal breakers” are actually the perfect issues to bring to couples therapy.

Q.) What happens in a couple’s therapy session?

The content of an actual couples session varies based on what you two are working on, but on a basic level we often work on building relationship skills as well as emotional processing of important issues to the couple. Often this involves getting “unstuck” from that argument that seems to keep repeating in your relationship.

Q.) What if my partner isn’t sure about coming to a couple’s therapist?

It is pretty common to have one member of a couple be more excited about getting started in therapy than another. This is part of why we offer every new couple a free initial consultation session. This is a great opportunity to get to know your therapist better and get all your questions and concerns addressed prior to committing to anything.

Q.) Should we be seeking individual or couples treatment?

This is a great question – and one that your therapist will explore with you in your initial consultation session if it is a concern of yours. Often couples benefit greatly from working jointly on issues that affect the relationship. In couples therapy both partners typically find they grow individually as well as in their relationship.

Q.) I have really messed up, will our therapist side with my partner?

No, your therapist is not going to side with one person or the other. At The Catalyst Center our couples specialists are skilled at understanding and empathizing with both partners – and helping you to see each other’s perspectives. Often it is not helpful to focus on who is “right” or “wrong” in the relationship – but rather to work to understand how the negative pattern developed and what each of you can do to help heal the damage and discover new and healthier ways to interact.

Some of Our Couples Therapy Speciality Areas

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Improving Communication

Learn how to communicate effectively, discuss hot topics, fight fairly, and enjoy the day-to-day .

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divorce therapy

Collaborative Therapy

Partnership does not always work out. We understand that not all couples should stay together. Despite popular opinion, separation and divorce do not have to be an awful experience.

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rebuilding trust

Rebuilding Trust

We can help you stabilize and communicate through the initial aftermath of an affair. You can learn to heal from the devastation, repair, and connect again.

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Expectant Parents

A new baby changes everything. Get support for your partnership during the early stages of parenthood.

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Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling

Many couples spend a lot of energy preparing for their wedding. In addition to preparing for your big day, come and prepare for your marriage.

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rekindling emotion

Rekindling Emotion

Couples commonly lose touch with one another over the course of their relationship due to life stress.

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Meet Our Couples Therapists

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Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives.

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Dr. Mitra Lebastchi specializes in long term therapy. She works over a period of time to make significant life changes and ensure that they stick.

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Dr. Lies van Bekkum provides her clients with a wonderful balance of warmth and straightforwardness as a therapist at The Catalyst Center.

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Dr. Klein specializes in working collaboratively with people who are seeking to improve their relationships and their lives.

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Dr. Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together in a warm, non-judgmental environment

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Kendra Doukas is passionate about her work helping individuals, couples, and families to heal and rebuild after major losses and traumatic events.

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Working with Dr. Chelsea Towler Campbell in therapy or assessment will help you to identify and build on your strengths.

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Our Couples Blog Series