Couples counseling focuses on improving relationship satisfaction and conflict resolution between couples. The ultimate goal for a counselor is to help build a healthy relationship and solve any possible issues.
We all want thriving, fulfilling and committed relationships. Unfortunately, the ones we once loved, betray us and that causes unimaginable pain and suffering. Many instances can be considered relationship betrayal. There are the more obvious betrayals such as infidelity, secrets, and lies. Other less commonly discussed forms of betrayal can be discovering one’s partner is a sex addict or demonstrates sexually addictive behaviors, such as extensive pornography use, sexting, etc. The article “Post-traumatic stress and psychological health following infidelity in unmarried young adults. Stress and Health. 2019; 35”, link betrayal trauma with chronic stress, depressive, and anxiety symptoms. Unresolved infidelity may be associated with PTSD
The discovery of infidelity often leads to:
Upon completing the initial 90 minute assessment, Jorge will provide you with a number of treatment options. Depending on your specific needs, commitment levels and budget, Jorge will work with you to create a collaborative plan of action. Some couples are able to recover from infidelity and create a new chapter in their romantic relationship. Others use therapy as a way to separate with dignity and respect. Jorge has specialized training in EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy) and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Common tasks in couples therapy include: building a safe place, developing a safe plan, creating boundaries and increase communication.
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