At Mindset Family Therapy, we work with couples to assist them in looking at their relationship with a renewed hope. Each couple comes to therapy with a unique set of challenges. Throughout the therapeutic process, you and your partner will be taught skills that can enhance your relationship by using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT invites couples to live a values-centered life by highlighting the things that matter most to them. ACT also sets the stage for self-awareness as each partner takes personal inventory of behaviors that often create distance between them. As you and your partner become aware of your individual contribution to the relationship, each of you will then have the opportunity to come to terms with the reality of the situation with a new perspective. This is where the magic begins as a new perspective brings hope and courage to change.
Therapy can teach you and your partner healthy skills to guide you through acceptance of your situation, and each other, by highlighting those qualities within each of you that can strengthen your relationship. Acknowledging that there is distress in your relationship is the first step, accepting that they need help is the second step, and self-awareness is the third step to healing. Self-awareness is the key to change and you cannot change what you do not own. Ownership of personal strengths and weaknesses opens the door for understanding and compassion towards yourself and your partner.
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
What to Expect
Here, at Mindset Family Therapy, we understand that not all couples come to the same resolution in therapy regarding their relationship, and the reality is, not all couples stay together. However, our experience is that when couples are open to the therapeutic process, change does happen and lives do change. We are committed to helping you and your partner find the hope and courage needed to strengthen your relationship so that you can get back to what matters most in your life, and enjoy a rich and healthy relationship.
We will also incorporate the Gottman Method of therapy that specifically addresses distress in relationships, focusing on those things in a relationship that can be changed and acceptance of those things in the relationship that cannot be changed. Gottman refers to this as solvable and unsolvable problems in a relationship. The reality is, not every problem in a relationship is solvable. The manner in which we approach these unsolvable problems can be viewed from many different angles, including acceptance for things as they are, right here and now.