Amanda’s top couples counseling tips for the couple looking to reconnect.
Our office gets a lot of inquiries about couples counseling. Whenever I am on Periscope, one of the main topics people bring up is about couples issues. Even when I see people individually, their relationship concerns often creep into our sessions. People want to know how to strengthen their relationship. Chances are, if you come to see me for couples therapy, I am going to make three recommendations.
So here they are, my top three couples counseling tips, in no particular order:
1. Find out their love language
Love Language Quiz
Have you read “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman? If not, then it’s important to read about and get to know the five love languages. The book outlines five basic ways people show and receive love. They are acts of services, words of affirmation, touch, gifts and time spent. Once you know yours and your partners, you will be able to be on the same page in terms of how you feel love and how you receive love. What is your love language and what is your partner’s?
2. Go on a weekly date night
This is an absolute must. If you have children, hire a babysitter. If money is a concern, go on a picnic at the park. It doesn’t matter what the date is, just as long as you and your significant other are spending time together, having fun and communicating. Where would you like to go on a date with your partner this weekend?
3. Spend time once a week talking about your relationship
It takes about 15 minutes a week of uninterrupted time to discuss the status of your relationship. Look at it as a weekly status update. Check in with each other about how you are feeling in the relationship, what you need from the other person and any other information you think it might be important for your spouse to know that week. It should go beyond logistics and into feelings. How often do you and your spouse sit down and talk about your relationship?
Sometimes couples go through issues bigger than what love languages and spending time together can fix. If you are having serious issues in your marriage, call our office today, 954-378-5381, to schedule an appointment with one of our therapists that specializes in couples counseling.
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If you’d like to schedule an appointment or get any of your questions answered, please call our office at 954-378-5381 and 561-223-1066 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m Amanda and I’m excited you have found my page. I love working with young adults to find their passion in life, remove blocks that are keeping them from being their most awesome self and learn to live a life they have always dreamed.
In 2022, I wrote a book called Guided Journal with Women with Anxiety. It’s on sale now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are on sale.
I’m the owner and CEO of Caring Therapists, a group practice in Florida with over 35 therapists and 5 locations. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional and National Certified Counselor. I’ve been a therapist for more than 15 years and absolutely love what I do. I’ve worked with teenagers overcome addictions, young adults go off to college and become successful, and young adults overcome depression and anxiety. I have helped couple’s save their marriages and relationships.
I work with young adults to help them overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, deal with their substance usage and addiction problems and learn ways to be a more intimate and connected couple.
I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focused Couple’s Counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, 12 step work, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment and work/life balance.
I am a licensed mental health counseling Qualified Supervisor for licensure. I am available to clinical supervision for recent graduates. During supervision with me, we will address case consultation, ethics and laws and personal growth as a therapist.
I am believer in holistic treatment and I practice veganism, meditation and yoga in my life. I am an avid reader, both related to personal development and for fun.