How To Make Couples Therapy Successful

After reviewing that laundry list of factors in the previous post that interfere with the success of couples therapy, check out this more hopeful list. In order to make the most out of couples therapy, keep these simple guidelines in mind.   Prioritize Make...

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Why Is Couples Therapy Unsuccessful?

I want to get real here and address some important aspects of couples therapy. Couples therapy sometimes gets a bad rap of being ineffective. And in all honesty, it’s true. There are many factors that contribute to the futile nature of this type of therapy. Here I’m...

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The Self-Care Dilemma

Today's guest post is written by Sarah E. Clark, LMFT, LMHC, CVRT. Sarah is the owner of Clark Counseling Solutions in Indianapolis, Indiana and she is the creator of the Idealationship app. How do you make self-care work in the context of your relationship? In her...

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A Couples Approach to Substance Abuse

Relationship difficulties can be compounded when your partner struggles with a substance abuse problem. But, there's good news, Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT) can help. In her guest post, Lindsay Melka, LPC shares exactly what BCT is and how it can help your...

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7 Reasons You Are Struggling With Love

The world of dating, love, relationships, and marriage can be a bit overwhelming at times. Has it always been this difficult? Or does modern society have something to do with it? As you take a look at the current status of your relationship, consider these 7 reasons...

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Weekend Activity: Netflix & Chill

No matter if you want to LITERALLY Netflix & Chill, or Netflix & Chill as it has come to be known in pop culture, there’s something for you in this post. If Netflix & Chill (in either capacity) is your usual routine, continue on because rituals are...

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The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #4 Stonewalling

Welcome back to the Four Horsemen Blog Series. This is the final post in this series so, if you haven’t done so already, read about the first three horsemen – Criticism, Contempt, and Defensiveness – before continuing below. The Fourth Horseman – Stonewalling To...

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The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #3 Defensiveness

Welcome back to the Four Horsemen Blog Series. This is the third of four posts in this series. Be sure to read about the first horseman, Criticism, and the second horsemen, Contempt. The Third Horseman – Defensiveness Defensiveness is traditionally defined as being...

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The Four Horsemen Blog Series – #2 Contempt

Welcome to the Four Horsemen Blog Series. This is the second of four posts in this series. Be sure to read the first post for an introduction and overview of the series. Additionally, you will want to learn all about the first horseman – criticism. The Second Horseman...

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