Couples Counseling

Richard Angle, Ph.D.  -  - Clinical Psychologist

Richard Angle, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

All couples, however in love they are, go through times when they aren’t connecting like usual. If you and your partner are in this position and can’t get through a rough patch, Richard Angle, PhD, can help. Dr. Angle is a clinical psychologist practicing in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City who specializes in helping couples work through issues large and small, and build better relationships. Call Dr. Angle today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Couples Counseling Q & A

What is couples counseling?

Couples counseling is a form of psychotherapy for people whose relationships are facing challenges they can’t resolve on their own.

Dr. Angle can help you through these challenges, improving and strengthening the bond with your partner. No relationship is without problems at times, but learning to communicate more effectively and handle the difficulties you encounter can make all the difference in getting through tough times.

Couples counseling focuses on the two of you having joint therapy sessions, where you can discuss the issues you each have, and Dr. Angle can see how best to help you. However, many patients also benefit from individual therapy in-between the couples sessions.

When would we need couples counseling?

Couples counseling can help people who reach a point in their relationship where they can’t see a way through. Everyone fights and falls out now and again, but if your problems are ongoing and one or both of you are struggling to make up, couples counseling with Dr. Angle could be highly beneficial.

There are many reasons why people reach this point and seek couples counseling. Some of the most common are:

  • Infidelity
  • Communication problems
  • Emotional differences
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual problems
  • Financial difficulties
  • Issues with parents
  • Retirement
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Bereavement

While triggers like these are common causes of relationship problems, there doesn’t have to be a specific issue. Sometimes couples drift apart without having been through a traumatic experience. Whatever the reason for your difficulties, Dr. Angle can help.

Couples counseling is also beneficial for people who aren’t experiencing problems but would like to prepare themselves to deal with anything that could arise in the future. Dr. Angle can show you how to communicate more effectively and advise you on how to deal with events that could test your relationship.

What happens in couples counseling?

Your couples counseling session is your opportunity to raise issues and be honest about how you feel. Dr. Angle helps by giving you a better understanding of you and your partner’s patterns of behavior and your interactions. You may find it hard to open up, but honesty and full disclosure are vital to the process of healing your relationship.

Many couples find that counseling strengthens their bond and makes their relationship even more fulfilling. Sometimes couples discover that they have no common ground, and their future might be better apart. Whatever happens, Dr. Angle always has your best interests at heart and can guide you through the process.

Whether you’ve hit a rough patch, are drifting away from each other, or you want to build on an already healthy relationship, call Richard Angle, PhD, today or book an appointment online for couples counseling.