Couples Therapy During Addiction Treatment

Couples Therapy During Addiction Treatment

Addiction recovery can be difficult for both the person in recovery and those around them, especially their partner. Unfortunately, partners are often overlooked in the course of treatment and recovery. However, this doesn’t mean that their struggles aren’t valid and their feelings shouldn’t be heard. If you’re in addiction recovery and are dealing with difficulties with your partner, couples therapy might be right for you. 

Couples Therapy

There are a variety of benefits to couples therapy. It is an excellent way to take care of your relationship. Unfortunately, couples therapy can come with a lot of stigma. However, blocking out negative voices and doing what’s right for you and your relationship comes with immense benefits.

When you are in addiction recovery, your relationships are often affected. It can be difficult for partners of those in recovery to share their feelings. They can feel like their feelings aren’t as important as those of the one who needs more help. Couples therapy can be an excellent space for your partner to share what they’re going through and voice their concerns.

Finding the Right Therapist

Because repairing relationships is so important in recovery, you must find the right couples therapist. Consider speaking with your partner about what type of professional you’d like to work with. Ask yourselves:

  • Are you looking for someone who specializes in addiction recovery? Are you open to someone with a more generalized skillset?
  • Would you prefer someone who can see you virtually? Are there days or times you’d prefer?
  • Is there a specific tone or method that you’d like your therapist to have?

Answering these questions can give you a better idea of what kind of therapist you should look for. If you’re looking for easy access to options, it can be helpful to work with a treatment center or collective of therapists.

Starting Today

If you think that couples therapy might be right for you and your partner, take the first step today. Beginning therapy sooner rather than later can save you stress and heartache. It can also help you develop some healthy strategies you can use during difficult moments.

At Avalon Malibu, we believe in the importance of couples therapy and have seen the many different benefits it can provide for those in addiction recovery. Our therapists have a deep understanding of addiction recovery and how to help couples build a stronger bond through their struggles. If you’re ready to invest in your relationship and speak with a professional, don’t hesitate to reach out and learn more about the services we provide. To learn more about starting couples therapy, consider giving us a call at (844) 857-5992.

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