Even the best relationships can benefit from a tune-up.
When things are not going well, life can seem pretty hard.
Couples often experience conflict or misunderstandings.
This is a normal process. We all bring scripts about relationships learned growing up. Sometimes these get in the way of our present relationships.
Marriage counseling and couples therapy with collaborative assessments is a unique way to find new understanding in your relationships.
When our primary relationships are not satisfying it feels like the world is hopeless. We get angry and frustrated and lose our joy in life. For example, we become lonely and sometimes we turn to substances to numb these feelings.
If you’re struggling to find hope and healing in your relationship, collaborative assessment for couples may help!
Collaborative assessment for couples is a powerful tool that helps couples examine their individual personalities and how they fit together. They provide an opportunity to really look under the hood and help couples understand their triggers and how to feel secure and connected with their partner.
First, we look at attachment styles, how we understand our partners at a deep level, and how we communicate.
This can be helpful at any stage of the relationship, whether it’s at the beginning of the relationship or later on. Therefore, marriage counseling and couples therapy in Pennsylvania with collaborative assessment can help anyone at any stage.
Additionally, same-sex or cisgender couples have found value in deepening their understanding of each other.
Dr. Edward B. Jenny
FOUNDER, CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Psy.D Licensed Psychologist
Research has repeatedly shown that feeling understood by your therapist is the most important element to success in therapy. At Edward Jenny and Associates, we prioritize building that foundation with every client.
It’s about the relationship.
We believe therapy and assessments go hand-in-hand to provide the safest, fastest way to help you move forward.
When it comes to therapists, there are many options to choose from. The most important aspect is that you feel safe and comfortable with the therapist you choose.
We are ready when you are.
The end result is that each member of the couple understands themselves and their partner as well as how they both “fit together.” This helps deepen the relationship and brings the joy back.
As in all collaborative assessment methods, the starting point of collaborative assessment for couples is your questions.
First, we may address what are you and your partner curious about in your relationship? Or, what are the trigger points?
Then, we use a combination of questionnaires and activities to help zero
in on the patterns of communication. We can use this to relate with the
couple to get answers.
For example, we often have couples work together on a task like an inkblot test and watch how the couple goes about solving the problem.
We then talk about what we see and experiment with alternative solutions and ways of collaborating.
Deepening your relationship and understanding your partner better is key to a healthy and satisfying relationship. If you need support and guidance contact us today to get the process started. Our well-trained therapists at Edward Jenny & Associates in Pennsylvania would love to help you improve your relationship and enjoy a more satisfying life.
If you’re looking to get started with Edward Jenny & Associates, please get in touch with us. Our team will answer any questions you have about therapy, assessments, or our services.
New clients are welcome to book a free consultation either by submitting an inquiry or using the button below. If you’d prefer to get started, you can schedule online.