by Joan Lucci, M.Ed., LPC
It is well known that couples therapy is an excellent resource that helps many couples overcome challenges. Participating in relationship counseling therapy sessions is extremely helpful for partners who want to create healthier relationships.
If you are considering couples counseling but unsure about whether it can be done effectively in an online format, you are not alone. Why would you want to go online for your couples’ counseling?
Here are some reasons to consider whether or not to participate in online couples therapy:
- Research studies show that people who engage in online relationship counseling with a licensed therapist see an improvement in their relationships.
- Online relationship counseling sessions with a licensed therapist can provide the same benefits as an in-office therapy session.
- One of the biggest reasons is that you’re going to be able to sit in your own house during the sessions.
- No more rushing around to get to the office.
- No more sitting in uncomfortable waiting rooms while waiting for your therapist.
- No more sitting in a strange office trying to bare your soul. Instead, you can sit right in your living room, where you and your partner are most comfortable, and you can talk to your therapist from there.
- Couples who take part in online therapy can experience a re-engagement in the relationship and a reminder of what attracted you to each other in the first place.
- Online couples counseling can help you and your partner develop better communication skills which can lead to improved relationship behaviors.
- The outside and unbiased perspective that couples gain during online couples therapy sessions can help you better understand the feelings and emotions of your significant other.
- Online couples counseling can help couples gain a new perspective on how to understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and how you can use them to keep your relationship strong and happy.
In summary, participating in relationship counseling services online makes it easier for you to set up therapy sessions and feel comfortable and open about the things you want to talk about. When you and your partner are in an environment where you feel comfortable (like your home), you’re more likely to talk about the things that are bothering you that you may not mention during an in-office therapy session.