PCT is a group of couples specialists who believe couples need more emotional support than they currently receive in our culture.
Clinical Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
We have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and this therapeutic modality is one of the types of treatment that inform our work with couples. EFT is an empirically studied therapy, and we've seen the treatment have long-lasting results for couples. Within this framework we see relationship issues as stemming from emotional history, experiences, and patterns that are hard to explain, break out of, or even see. We'll make sense of your inscrutable dynamics and give you tools to use forever.
Psychologists are uniquely trained in conducting psychological assessment to answer the seemingly impossible questions. We recognize that being in a couple is vastly complicated. You might currently be in couples therapy but feel stuck with your therapist- assessment is an incredible tool to illuminate the dynamics that hold you back. If you hope to learn more about your relationship, or to kickstart couples work, assessment gives you ample information to get started on your journey.
Clinicians at PCT are adept at holding the subjectivity of both people, helping them navigate through rough waters to a peaceful resolution. This might mean learning to healthfully co-parent, or divorce in an amicable way. You might also hope to figure out whether you should stay or go, which unfortunately is never an easy decision. Even if it is getting along with your ex, we can find solid ground for you to continue your journey. We will be there with you until the fever breaks.
It takes a village to forge and nurture a healthy romantic partnership. It can’t be done in isolation. And now more than ever we expect the world of our partner; they are our confidant, our co-parent, our caretaker, our best friend, our sole sexual partner, the only one who sees us at our worst. This kind of unique dependence is beautiful in many ways, but can also create a pressurized environment. We at PCT are the village to emotionally ballast and tether drifting and pained partnerships.
One of the most ineffably upsetting and frustrating situations in relationships can be in the bedroom. Sex brings us to a new part of ourselves, which we don’t often fully understand or recognize. This uncanny feeling of confusion can be compounded when we don’t recognize our own partner’s sexual selves either. We might feel unseen, misunderstood, or uncared for. Often, problems in the bedroom represent and symbolize bigger problems that arise in the rest of the relationship.
Although the therapists at PCT are by and large hopeless romantics, we are also realists. We are under no illusions that romantic partnerships are easy, but we also know affairs happen for a multitude of reasons. Many cases of infidelity can be mended, repaired, and used as a growth opportunity for the couple. We are here to walk this excruciating journey with you- we know where the guideposts are, we know what recovery looks like.