The term “Counseling” can be intimidating enough, let alone the phrase “Couples Counseling.” As one who has worked with and helped many couples and marriage’s, I can say that without a doubt the main culprit in these conflicts is poor communication. Your significant other is not a mind reader, and does not always know what you are thinking, or how you are feeling. My approach is one of open dialogue, where each member directly expresses their concerns, while eliminating any negative connotations, in an open and safe environment. We work on clearly and effectively expressing issues so that there is no miscommunication. The ultimate goal, is, of course, to strengthen and improve the couple’s overall relationship.