Sometimes people who care about each other encounter impasses in their ability to resolve issues in their relationship. Personal counselors can help couples improve self-awareness, insight, communication, and relationship skills, particularly when couples attend together.
Personal counselors utilize a variety of interventions to assist couples in resolving problems. Couples may be given assignments to work on, either as a couple or individually. Couples counseling is often complicated by one or both of the individuals having significant unresolved personal issues. It is important for participants to be willing to address their own internal issues as well as the personal issues of the other person in a non-blaming and constructive manner.
How to see a personal counselor for couples counseling:
- If you and your partner have never been to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as a couple, please call our office at 408-924-5910 to schedule the initial couple session. You may then be scheduled to meet with a counselor following the initial session.
- If you have been to CAPS before as a couple and would like to continue meeting with your personal counselor, please call to schedule an appointment.
- To speed up the paperwork process, you can download and complete the Client Information and Consent for Counseling Services form (pdf) for you and your partner and bring it with you.