Couples Counseling

All couples, however in love they are, go through times when they aren’t connecting like usual. If you and your partner are in this position and are struggling to get through these difficulties alone, Richard Angle, PhD can help. Dr. Angle is a clinical psychologist practicing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, who specializes in helping couples work through issues large and small and building better relationships. Call Dr. Angle today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Richard Angle, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst

located on the Upper West Side

Couples Counseling Q & A

What is couples counseling?

Couples therapy is a form of therapy for people whose relationships are facing challenges they can’t resolve on their own.
Dr. Angle can help you through these challenging periods, improving and strengthening the bond you have with your partner. No relationship is without challenges, but learning to communicate more effectively and handling the difficulties you encounter can make all the difference in getting through these tough times.
Couples therapy focuses on the two of you having joint therapy sessions, where you can discuss the various issues you have and Dr. Angle can see how to best help you.

When would we need couples counseling?

Couples therapy can help people who reach a point in their relationship where they can’t see a way through. Everyone fights and has disagreements sometimes, but if your problems are ongoing and one or both of you are struggling to make up, couples therapy with Dr. Angle could be highly beneficial.

There are many reasons why people reach this point and seek couples counseling. Some of the most common are:

  • Infidelity
  • Communication problems
  • Emotional differences
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual problems
  • Financial difficulties
  • Issues with parents
  • Retirement
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Bereavement

While triggers like these are common causes of relationship problems, there doesn’t have to be a specific issue. Sometimes couples drift apart without having been through a traumatic experience. Whatever the reason for your difficulties, Dr. Angle can help.

Couples counseling is also beneficial for people who aren’t experiencing problems but would like to prepare themselves to deal with anything that could arise in the future. Dr. Angle can show you how to communicate more effectively and advise you on how to deal with events that could test your relationship.

What happens in couples counseling?

Your couples counseling session is your opportunity to raise issues and be honest about how you feel. Dr. Angle helps by giving you a better understanding of you and your partner’s patterns of behavior and your interactions. You may find it hard to open up, but honesty and full disclosure are vital to the process of healing your relationship.

Many couples find that couples therapy strengthens their bond and makes their relationship even more fulfilling. Sometimes couples discover that they have no common ground and that they might be better off apart. Whatever happens, Dr. Angle always has your best interests in mind and can guide you through the process.
Whether you’ve hit a rough patch, are drifting apart from one another or want to build on an already healthy relationship, call Dr. Angle today or book an appointment online for couples therapy.