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Couples Therapy

Welcome to Atlantic Behavioral Health, your trusted partner in mental and emotional well-being. At Atlantic, we understand that maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship is not always easy. We’re here to support you on your journey to a happier, more harmonious partnership. Our Couples Therapy program, offered as part of our comprehensive outpatient services, is designed to help couples navigate the challenges they face and strengthen their bonds.

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Why Choose Atlantic Behavioral Health

At Atlantic Behavioral Health, we are committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to individuals and couples in need. Our team of experienced and licensed therapists is dedicated to helping you and your partner build stronger, healthier relationships. Whether you’re experiencing communication difficulties, conflicts, or facing life transitions that are impacting your relationship, we’re here to guide you toward solutions that work for you.

The Importance of Couples Therapy

Couples therapy, also known as marriage or relationship counseling, is a form of psychotherapy specifically tailored to address the unique challenges faced by couples. These challenges can range from communication issues and intimacy problems to trust, infidelity, and more. Seeking professional help through couples therapy can be a significant step toward resolving these issues and strengthening the foundation of your relationship.

Our Approach to Couples Therapy

At Atlantic Behavioral Health, our approach to couples therapy is rooted in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based practices. We believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space for couples to express themselves and work through their concerns. Our therapists are skilled in various therapeutic approaches, allowing us to tailor the treatment to your specific needs and goals.

Our Therapy Methods

  1. EFT helps couples identify and understand their emotional responses, leading to more effective communication and the strengthening of emotional bonds.

CBT focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be affecting the relationship.

Our therapists help couples develop healthy communication and conflict resolution

We offer guidance and exercises to help couples reconnect on an emotional and physical level.

These strategies can be beneficial for managing stress and anxiety, which often contribute to relationship difficulties.

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When to Consider Couples Therapy

Couples therapy can be beneficial in a wide range of situations, including:

Communication Problems

Effective communication is the foundation of a healthy relationship. If you find that you and your partner struggle to communicate, or if misunderstandings and arguments are becoming frequent, couples therapy can help you improve your communication skills.

Trust Issues

Trust is a crucial element in any relationship. If trust has been compromised due to infidelity, dishonesty, or other reasons, therapy can help rebuild trust and work through the underlying issues.

Conflict Resolution

Every couple faces conflicts. The key is in how these conflicts are managed. If you and your partner find yourselves in constant battles or struggle to resolve disagreements, couples therapy can provide strategies for healthier conflict resolution.

Intimacy and Sexual Issues

Problems related to intimacy, such as loss of desire or sexual dysfunction, can put a strain on a relationship. Couples therapy can help address these issues and promote a fulfilling, intimate connection.

Life Transitions

Major life events, such as marriage, the birth of a child, or the loss of a loved one, can significantly impact a relationship. Couples therapy can help navigate these transitions and maintain a strong partnership.

Relationship Enrichment

Even couples in strong relationships can benefit from therapy. It can serve as a space to enhance emotional connection and work on personal growth.

Are you having relationship trouble?

If you’re wondering if couples therapy might help, call us today. A member of our team will take your call and listen to your concerns and help you understand your options and whether you qualify for our mental health or psychiatric services. 

What to Expect in Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a collaborative process involving both partners and a skilled therapist. Here’s what you can expect when you choose Atlantic Behavioral Health for your couples therapy journey:

Regular Sessions

Couples therapy typically involves regular sessions, scheduled according to your needs and availability. These sessions provide a structured space for open communication, learning, and growth.

Homework and Exercises

Therapists often assign homework or exercises for couples to practice between sessions. These assignments are designed to reinforce the skills and strategies discussed in therapy.


Your privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to us. What is discussed in therapy remains between you, your partner, and your therapist.

Length of Therapy

The length of therapy varies depending on the specific issues and goals of each couple. Some couples may benefit from just a few sessions, while others may choose to continue therapy for an extended period.

The Benefits of Couples Therapy

Couples therapy offers a wide range of benefits, including:

Improved Communication

Learning to communicate more effectively is a cornerstone of couples therapy. This improved communication can lead to better understanding and a deeper connection with your partner.

Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills

Couples therapy equips you with effective problem-solving strategies to resolve conflicts more constructively.

Rekindled Intimacy

Many couples find that their physical and emotional intimacy is rekindled through therapy, leading to a more fulfilling relationship.

Rebuilding Trust

For couples dealing with trust issues, therapy provides a supportive environment for rebuilding trust and understanding each other’s perspectives.

Reduced Stress

Learning how to manage stress and anxiety can lead to a more relaxed and harmonious relationship.

Personal Growth

Couples therapy can also foster personal growth and self-awareness, which can positively impact the relationship.

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“Choosing Atlantic Behavioral Health for couples therapy was one of the best decisions we ever made. The therapists were not only professional but also compassionate. They provided us with valuable tools to improve our relationship and enhance our communication. Thanks to their guidance, we are now happier and more connected than ever.”

— David and Sarah, Wilmington, MA

“Atlantic Behavioral Health has been a lifeline for our relationship. We were at a point where we couldn’t even have a simple conversation without it turning into an argument. The therapists at Atlantic helped us to understand each other better, communicate more effectively, and ultimately rebuild the trust that had been damaged. We are forever grateful.”

— John and Mary, Boston, MA

Get Relationship Help for You and Your Partner Today

If you’re ready to take the next step in strengthening your relationship, Atlantic Behavioral Health is here to help. Our Couples Therapy program is available as part of our intensive outpatient services.

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