Couples Therapy - Integrative Counsel | St Petersburg, FL

Are you and your partner struggling to understand each other? Do you have a hard time connecting and navigating adverse life challenges? Do  you need help working through old wounds, or baggage carried over from previous relationships?

Couples therapy, relationship therapy, and marriage counseling are all the same and can be incredibly helpful for couples who are going through a transition, however, you don’t need to be going through a drastic change in order to benefit from couple’s and marriage counseling. Many of the issues that couple’s face are preventative, and can be healed before things explode. 


Begin couple’s therapy

The most powerful thing you can do for your relationship is to gain awareness. Your relationship doesn’t have to be defined by the stories you’ve always told yourself. A therapist can help you and your partner see yourselves holistically and honestly. It’s great to have someone help you become aware of your blind spots. When you begin couple’s counseling, you will deepen your connection with your partner and start to build a secure, loving, and intimate relationship with each other.


Integrative Counsel’s Approach

Couples counseling at Integrative Counsel is a combination of sessions with both partners present together, and individual sessions.  Our therapists will collaborate with you to make sure your needs get met. 

Integrative Counsel uses the  John and Julie Gottman model of couple’s counseling, focusing on their “sound relationship house.”  This includes the following “levels” that construct a positive relationship:

-Building “Love Maps,” ultimately learning more about your partner

-Share fondness and appreciation (validation and affection)

-Turning towards your partner 

-Positive perspectives

-Proper management of conflict

-Making dreams come true (support of one another)

-Creating  Shared meaning


This process can be fun and positive. Sessions with Michael will be a safe space for couples to open up about things maybe they haven’t been able to express within the home.


Begin Counseling in St Petersburg, FL

You don’t have to work on your relationship alone. Integrative Counsel has lovely  therapists who can help. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact Integrative Counsel
  2. Meet with Michael
  3. Start healing your relationship