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Couples and Marriage Counseling in Mt Pleasant, Michigan

Couples and Marriage Counseling is available in downtown Mt Pleasant, offering initial appointments as quickly as the next day. We have flexible scheduling offering day and evening appointments. If you are experiencing issues in your relationship, such as difficulty communicating, lack of sex or intimacy, infidelity, or trust issues, then couples counseling can be beneficial for you. Please Schedule an appointment with one of our counselors to enhance your relationship, adopt new healthy behavior patterns and establish a stronger connection.

Who Can Benefit From Couples and Marriage Counseling

Couples and Marriage counseling can be helpful for couples experiencing relationship issues or conflicts. If you and your partner are experiencing the following concerns, then you will find counseling helpful:


  • Struggling with communication and understanding each other's needs and perspectives

  • Experiencing a lack of intimacy or connection

  • Dealing with infidelity or trust issues

  • Facing challenges related to parenting, finances, or other areas of your relationship

  • Thinking about separating or getting divorced and wanting to explore whether there is a way to repair your relationship


Couples counseling can be an effective way for you and your partner to work through your issues and improve your relationship, regardless of your specific concerns or stage. It can be helpful for dating, engaged, or married couples and same-sex or opposite-sex couples.

How Does Couples Counseling and Marriage Counseling Work

Couples and Marriage counseling typically involves meeting with your counselor regularly, either individually or as a couple. The frequency of sessions can vary, but it is common for you to meet with your counselor once a week or every other week.


During sessions, your counselor will listen to you and your partner and assist you in identifying negative patterns of behavior and communication. Your counselor may also assist you in developing goals and strategies for improving your relationship.


The approach used at Chapters Counseling for couples counseling can vary depending on the counselor and the couple's needs. Some common techniques we use include:


  • Emotionally focused therapy: This approach helps you understand and express your emotions and teaches you how to respond to your partner's emotional needs.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps you identify and change your negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to your relationship problems.

 During your initial visit, You and your counselor will develop a treatment plan and decide which approach you will benefit from the most.

Benefits of Couples and Marriage Counseling

  • Improved communication: Couples counseling can help partners learn to share and express their needs and feelings more effectively and listen and respond empathetically to each other.

  • Enhanced emotional connection: Couples counseling can help partners feel more understood and supported by each other, which can lead to increased intimacy and emotional connection.

  • Increased trust: Couples counseling can help partners rebuild trust after infidelity or other trust issues and learn to be more transparent and reliable in their relationship.

  • Resolved conflicts: Couples counseling can help partners resolve disputes healthily and constructively rather than letting them fester or escalate.

  • Better problem-solving skills: Couples counseling can help partners learn new strategies for managing and resolving issues in their relationship.

  • Greater overall satisfaction: Couples who participate in counseling often experience an overall improvement in their relationship, leading to increased happiness and fulfillment.

  • Increased commitment: Couples counseling can help partners understand and appreciate each other more, leading to increased commitment to the relationship.

What to expect during your first Couples or Marriage session


During your first session, your counselor will spend time getting to know you and your partner and learning about your relationship. Your counselor may ask about your relationship history, communication patterns, and any specific concerns or challenges you face.

Your counselor will ask about your goals for counseling and what you hope to get out of the process. Being open and honest with your counselor will help them better understand your needs and tailor their approach to your specific situation. They explained their practice and how they will work with you to address your concerns. It is essential to ask questions and express any concerns or preferences about the therapy process.

Overall, your first session is an opportunity for your counselor to get to know you and your partner and for you to get a sense of whether the counselor is a good fit for you. Feeling nervous or unsure about what to expect is normal, but try to relax and be open to the process.

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