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Couples Counseling

Mental health disorders and relationship problems can go hand in hand.

More often than not, our closest allies—our husbands, wives, and significant others—are the first to suffer as a result of our substance use.

Couples counseling and treatment equip the couple to make and effectively navigate challenges or changes while adjusting to a life in recovery. Therapy helps facilitate each person’s ability to better understand and cope with the difficulties they face in a safe space. Couples who participate in treatment together benefit from the opportunity to establish mutual support and and improved emotional well-being.

Both Partners Need Support

To initiate the healing process, a couple’s mutual commitment to treatment is essential. The best evidence-based care approaches to substance use disorders emphasize a focus on family or social networks as a key “active ingredient” of successful therapy. Mental health disorders can challenge our closest bonds of love, and both partners deserve support in equal measure. Our licensed therapists can help you and your significant other identify and solve the problems that impact your relationship.

Develop Healthy Communication Skills

We all want to feel loved and supported. Unfortunately, unhealthy communication patterns may leave both partners feeling like they have been misunderstood. Our best intentions can get lost in anger, frustration or sadness. Regardless of your situation, you can learn how to really “hear” your partner and help them understand your needs.

We can help you:

  • Address differing communication styles
  • Learn how to voice concerns openly and without unhealthy retaliation
  • Break patterns of communication that are no longer working
  • Discover how to be an empathetic listener
  • Understand how each person gives and receives affection
  • Foster a safe, supportive environment for ongoing communication

End the Enabling

Sometimes the non-addicted partner may inadvertently enable their loved one’s addiction. Enabling is something that the partner may do, which allows the addiction to continue, unknowingly and without intent. Couples counseling can help both partners identify and be aware of enabling behaviors so that unhealthy patterns can be broken.

Enabling may look like:

  • Cleaning up “messes” caused by substance use, anger or depression
  • Hiding a loved one’s addiction or mental health disorder
  • Lending money or using money to mask family problems
  • Taking care of responsibilities that belong to the addicted person

Facing Life’s Hurdles

Couples counseling can be a great resource while you’re navigating specific life events, such as the death of a loved one, caring for aging parents, or the loss of a job. These experiences can also exacerbate addiction and mental health concerns, causing additional emotional stress. Couples counseling can teach both partners how to work through emotional issues in healthy, supportive ways. Contact Origins Counseling today and learn how we can help you through any crisis.

While recovery from drugs and alcohol can seem impossible, we know that there is a solution. Our team provides renowned clinical care for addiction—and our Admissions Specialists are standing by to help. Call us today.

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Dallas, Texas 75230

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