Couples and Marriage Counseling Austin
Life Coach Austin Marriage Counseling Services
When it comes to relationships, clarity and communication are key. Marriage counseling allows couples to rediscover their essential communicative connection after it’s been damaged by stressful situations, life changes, and more.
Our couples counseling coaches have an average of 20 years of experience as relationship counselors. They focus on helping couples create a new future that excites them rather than rehashing old arguments. Empathy and compassion take center stage during counseling sessions, and each counselor excels at getting to the heart of relationship struggles. They provide clients with clear direction and insights that move them forward.[bg_collapse view="link" color="#257FBD" expand_text="Read More" collapse_text="Read Less" ]
As experienced counselors, our coaches understand the importance of nurturing both the individual and the relationship. That is why Life Coach Austin offers couples counseling, marriage counseling, and individual counseling for couples who seek help on a personal level.
Our marriage coaching coaches help couples better themselves and their bond. They point out how couples can create positive changes in their relationship to enhance and improve their lives and teamwork, despite personal challenges like motivation struggles and doubt. This focus on healing and finding resolution brings true transformation to relationships, and we see it happen every day.
The marriage coaching professionals at Life Coach Austin understand that much of the tension in a marriage occurs when the individuals in the relationship experience a disconnect in the mindset that places partners “against” one another. Our couples counseling in Austin helps individuals get back into alignment with their partners. Couples learn important tools that change the “you vs. me” mindset into the “us vs. everything” state of mind. These tools include emotional support, positive thinking, and mentality and belief shifts that promote solution-oriented thinking.
However, transforming your mindset cannot be an emotionally based effort. Understanding how to weave together the mind and the heart is an important piece of consistently making strides forward so that you and your significant other don’t end up running through cycles of “highs” and “lows” in your relationship. Our couples counseling coaches walk clients through this process by helping each pair identify their goals and supplying them with the intellectual and emotional tools to achieve them. While it’s important to air out concerns, our sessions are not focused on “venting.” They’re centered around relaying highly informative lessons that partners can put into action to create real change in their lives and relationships.
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Build a Stronger Relationship with Couples Counseling Austin
Relationship and marriage counseling is my forte and passion.
More than half of the people I work with come to me for help with their relationships. One of the relationship questions I’m most frequently asked is, “How do you work?” The simple answer is that working with a couples counselor, or marriage coach, or anyone, for that matter, is about creating a relationship. My aim in all coaching situations is for people to feel understood, respected, and motivated.
I encourage you to come in for an initial relationship counseling session, experience how I interact with you and notice how helpful my information is for you. Also, it will give you an opportunity to ask those difficult relationship questions. My intention for you in that first session is that you experience meaningful insight. Expect to leave with an improved understanding of the problems that have held you back and with clear ideas of what it will take for you to create the love you seek.
After that it’s a matter of continuing to uncover and correct ineffective beliefs about relationships, setting and achieving goals you set, and implementing tools that will work for you and will become permanent in your life. David Cantu offers you an excellent marriage therapy alternative.
Why Seek a Couples Counseling Coach?
Marriage coaching can support couples in all types of intimate relationships to find stronger connections, regardless of sexual orientation or marital status.
Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other. Additionally, many couples choose to participate in marriage coaching before they officially tie the knot to set a strong foundation and discover tools that work for their communication styles. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage. In other cases, couples seek marriage counseling to improve a troubled relationship.[bg_collapse view="link" color="#257FBD" expand_text="Read More" collapse_text="Read Less" ]
Some of the issues couples seek to work through in couples counseling include:
- Communication challenges
- Trust issues
- Helplessness and addiction
- Feelings of disrespect, disregard, or anger
- Increasingly hostile conflicts
- Differences of opinion (parenting, finances, in-laws, etc.)
- Feeling belittled or ashamed within the relationship
- Fear of having chosen the wrong partner
- Longing to rekindle love, admiration, and mutual respect
Advantages of Working with the Professional Life Coaches at Life Coach Austin
For many couples, trying to work through issues without a professional mediator and guide only returns them to the cycle of blaming and arguing that caused problems in the first place. Why? Because we’re never truly taught how to use the communication skills necessary for such a close partnership. The professional life coaches at Life Coach Austin have decades of experience and have built a wealth of knowledge about practically implementing healthy relationship practices.
A Life Coach Austin counselor can help you and your partner:
- Heal past pain
- Forgive each other and yourselves for past mistakes
- Develop communication skills
- Resolve conflicts in a way that brings you closer
- Express your needs effectively
- Build a stronger capacity for trust
- Express love in a variety of ways
- Reignite the affection and sexual fulfillment you once had
- Build a physical relationship yet to be discovered
- Feel secure and confident
- Feel sure about future success in your relationship
For couples who are considering a break-up or separation, a couples counselor is still incredibly valuable. These professionals can help you find clarity about your decision and assist you and your partner as you move on separately in an amicable manner.[/bg_collapse]
Call or Email David Cantu Today
Your first session will have a strong and positive impact on your relationship. The initial session for couples is about 80 minutes and I offer it at a discounted rate. If you need relationship help, but prefer to come on your own, the first session is 50 minutes. For our rates go to: Life Coaching and Marriage Counseling Fees page.
Following is a sampling of the ideas to which you’ll be introduced.
What a Marriage Counselor Can Do for Your Relationship
In many ways, a marriage counselor can be seen as a guide toward your goal of an exciting and healthy romantic relationship. They help you discover tools along the way and keep you and your partner on the right path while still allowing you to take the lead and steer conversations.
A Life Coach Austin couples counselor will help you find meaningful ways to invest in your journey to happiness and contentment. You’ll learn more productive techniques to work through conflict and disagreements with your partner. Additionally, you’ll build the skills necessary for managing conflict in the face of strong emotions. The overall goal of your sessions will be to develop vital skills that rely on the friendship that’s necessary for a romantic relationship where both partners feel safe.
Marriage counseling helps couples recognize and resolve conflicts to improve their relationships. Marriage coaching helps partners find options, allowing them to make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening the relationship before deciding to go separate ways.
Counselors can assist couples in overcoming the following problems rooted in trust issues:
- Rebuilding trust with your partner
- Recovering after an affair
- Feeling loved and appreciated in a relationship
- Reigniting connection and intimacy
- Discovering more sexual desire and passion
- Improving communication and understanding
- Finding agreements that stop repetitive arguments
- Sharing fantasies with your partner and having fun together
- Tapping into new territories of sexuality and eroticism
- Incorporating more spontaneity, pleasure, and satisfaction into the relationship
Marriage Counseling Austin – Quite often the mistake we make in relationships is that we assume the attitude “I’m right and if you will only listen to me and do what I say, then all our problems will go away.” In other words, we tend to blame our difficulties on the other person. The alternative is humility and responsibility. We are far more effective in creating the love we want by first asking ourselves “What am I doing that makes our partnership more difficult?” Another assumption we frequently make that’s not helpful is “I’ve done everything possible and nothing works with my spouse; she just doesn’t get it!” A far better perspective is “I haven’t been effective, how can I be different, and what can I do to create a different result?”
A second belief system I frequently encounter is the feeling of worthlessness. Somewhere in childhood people sometimes experience and unconsciously accept the notion that they aren’t valuable or lovable. As a result, they may be particularly sensitive in relationships and have attitudes of victimization. They are likely even to gravitate to the kind of person with whom they feel “less” or “incapable.” Discovering your self worth and believing in your inherent value is crucial to a loving marriage. The alternative to an attitude of worthlessness is confidence and a crucial step to take in this direction is assertiveness. Being direct doesn’t mean being mean, you can be both kind and strong at the same time. I can help you accomplish this important realization in your relationship through coaching.
Marriage Counselor Austin Offers Much More
You will be introduced to many other helpful ideas in a coaching session. with our life counselor in Austin. The video to the right is of a couple I worked with in 2010: Michael and Michelle. In it they share a simple idea that can help a couple create greater connection and appreciation for one another, I hope you enjoy it! Following are several articles that will help you understand what a life counselor and relationship coach does for married couples to strengthen their relationship.
Building Stronger Relationships
Emotion and Emotional Intelligence
Love and Marriage
Personal Growth and Optimum Achievement
Spirituality and Living a Joyful Life
Also see Coaching and Counseling Approach. Expect to feel heard, understood, appreciated and inspired when you choose to improve your relationship with a life counselor and coach in Austin!
What to Expect During a Counseling Session with Life Coach Austin
One of the reasons our clients love our coaching is because counseling sessions are completely customizable. While marriage counseling typically brings couples or partners together for joint sessions, individual sessions are also available, and our client’s goals drive the conversation.
Most sessions begin with discussing both the good and bad pieces of the relationship. This safe space and set aside time allow you to pinpoint and better understand the sources of your conflicts without feeling rushed or distracted. Once these root issues have been identified, couples learn how to identify problems without blame and examine how they can improve their circumstances. During these moments of identification, we often see significant breakthroughs.
While working with a counselor, you'll learn skills to solidify your relationship, such as:
- Open communication
- How to discuss differences rationally
Marriage Counseling in Austin, TX
As a collection of counselors devoted to marriage coaching in Austin, we aim to help people improve their relationships and find success and joy through understanding and compassion. Our Life Coach Austin coaches have an average of 20 years of experience as relationship counselors, and we use that knowledge every day to give our clients clear insights that improve their lives and partnerships. We excel at getting to the heart of relationship struggles, and we know that every relationship can see repair, regrowth, and renewal.
Ready to use couples counseling to connect with your partner and build a future that you both love? Contact us online to speak with one of our experienced counselors.