About Couples Therapy

Couples therapy involves having both partners in the room working together. The path of the treatment will be determined by the needs of both individuals. Sankofa Psychological Services strives to create a safe environment to explore the issues which often arise during the course of a relationship. This may include conflict over money, sexual relationships, spiritual differences, time spent together, parenting, negotiating household responsibilities, and infidelity, among others.

Individuals bring to relationships their specific expectations, wants, fears, needs, and experiences. Couples counseling serves as a vehicle for strengthening the partners to better understand themselves and each other. Conflict is a natural part of any relationship, and through the assistance of a trained therapist the couple can learn to communicate more openly, and as a result build a stronger partnership.

Couples & Marriage Counseling

Almost all couples experience conflict. However, unresolved conflicts
can become a significant stressor on relationships and can negatively impact a partners’ satisfaction. Sankofa strives to honor the unique challenges that relationships may bring while working with couples to enhance their happiness together.

The therapists at Sankofa have worked with a wide variety of couples including those in LGBTQIA relationships, married, engaged, united by civil union, dating, cohabiting, and for many common relationships problems.
Partner conflicts often center around issues of trust, value differences, communication styles, financial issues, and extended family.

Regardless of the source of couples’ conflict or marital problems the therapists at Sankofa can understand the nature of your relationships and the difficulties you face, while helping both partners to achieve a higher level of relationship satisfaction. In some cases, one individual seeks therapy for relationship self-help. Sankofa couples’ therapists can work with one partner as the primary client, usually with occasional visits by the second member of a relationship.

Contact us to learn more about couples and marriage counseling services at Sankofa.