Have you ever asked yourself if couples therapy actually helps? Are you a little skeptical about couples work? Let Julie and Gina talk through the reasons it "works" for some and not for others.
"A lot of times people come in hoping the therapist is going to side with them and fix the other person."
"Sustainable change takes a little while."
"What happens when you're unhappy? What happens when you're struggling?"
"Yeah, couples counseling totally works but it depends on your motivation, the timing, your willingness to shift and take accountability and whether or not this is the best relationship for you."
"Relationships should take work, effort, energy, and attention. But should it be painful all the time? NO."
"If you don't like your therapist it's not going to work."
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Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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