What two issues do American couples argue about more than any other?
Although disagreements regarding both sex and money can be especially intense, even leading to divorce in many cases, couples tend to argue about many other issues as well:
When working with a couple, the therapist will often want to meet with each member of the couple individually as well. In such cases, anything shared in a private session remains entirely confidential—even when this information may be relevant to one's partner. If one member of the couple shares with the therapist in private that he or she is secretly having an affair, for instance, it is not the therapist's role to reveal this in a couples session or otherwise.
In couples counseling especially, practical exercises (or "homework") are often suggested. Exercises to facilitate communication, fairness, intimacy, anger management and so on are common features of couples counseling. For more intense work, DWLC offers a six hour Couples Workshop.
Couples Counseling Rates: $145 per session. Six hour Couples Intensives: $1500.
Call 972-755-0996 to schedule, or contact us via our online form. Couples therapists are available Monday-Friday 10AM-9PM. Saturdays 9AM-6PM.
Location: North Dallas, LBJ Freeway between Preston and Hillcrest. View map.
When scheduling an initial consultation for couples counseling, two options usually work best. First, the couple can come in for the initial appointment together, then discuss further options with the therapist in moving forward. Second, one member of the couple can come in for an individual session initially, his or her partner following up thereafter. Either strategy works well. It is mostly a matter of how each member of the couple feels about that relationship, and couples counseling in particular.
In addition to offering traditional couples counseling, Dallas Whole Life also offers Christian Counseling for couples. If you are specifically interested in working with a Christian Counselor as a couple, please let us know when scheduling your first appointment.