Couples Counseling

The Next Step Behavioral Health offers couples counseling services for pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling or general relationship counseling. We believe our service will help the couple to make informed decisions in regard to their future through dedication and commitment to the process.

In order to maintain a healthy relationship, it’s important for couples to have a fresh, non-judgmental and objective perspective with regards to their issues. Although consulting family and friends for advice is helpful, you often receive biased opinions which do not help the issues. This is where couples counseling is effective. The following are the best benefits for seeing a skilled relationship professional:

Create a Positive Attitude

One of the greatest advantages of couples counseling is the actual concept of asking for assistance. Many couples attempt to work through their issues and go so deep that it is too late to save the relationship. Those seeking professional assistance typically become more positive when asking for help with their issues.

Critical Communication and Conflict Resolution

The counselor will enlighten you on different relationship tips that can be used throughout your daily routine. The goal of each counseling session is to improve the relationship slightly using these tips. Also, you will be reminded as to how imperative maintaining communication is with improving your relationship. Without communication, the therapy will not be effective.

Discussion of the Primary Issues

During the counseling process, you will be focused on discussing your issues in an organized manner. This will help dig deep into the primary problems and the factors that may have caused them. Since you will be there with your partner, they will understand your feelings and can help work to correct those factors.

Help See Clear Results

Many couples are skeptical about the idea of counseling at first. However, once engulfed in the process, they see how much each session helps them to grow personally while increasing awareness of potentially shortcomings that may have been contributing to problems within the relationship. In addition to tips from a professional, you will also gain a clear picture of your relationship after the counseling process is complete. This excites most couples and motivates them to work harder inside and outside of each session.

Identification of Strengths and Weaknesses

During each counseling session, the counselor will identify and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship. This will give you both insight as to where the focus needs to be and make you appreciate one another for highlighting the strengths of your relationship.

New Perspective

When your issues are discussed by an expert outsider, you will have a completely different perspective on the situation. Also, you will be more hopeful about your relationship and more determined to work on the issues to improve the situation. Looking from the outside-in often helps couples see the factors and issues in their relationship more clearly.

Receiving Unbiased Advice

One of the primary reasons for visiting a counselor is you will receive an unbiased opinion on your relationship from a trained professional. The counselor provides tips and additional insight to help work through your problems.

Knoxville                                    Johnson City                          
252 Harry Lane Blvd.               207 N. Boone St.
Suite 202                                   Suite 600
Knoxville, TN 37923                Johnson City, TN  37604

402 Greenbelt Drive
Maryville, TN 37804

Phone: (865) 338-5384
Fax: (865) 338-5383

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