Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling Center – CHERI TIMKO

Remember When…

Maybe you were thunderstruck. Or maybe love crept in slowly for you. You were excited because you met the person who would be by your side, making life more enjoyable and successful. Your partner. You made a commitment to that person and that relationship.

What about Now?

Your relationship is not how you pictured it would be.

You are wondering where things got off track.

Maybe things are not terrible, but you experience more ups and downs than you thought you would. Perhaps you question if your relationship is normal. And normal might be bad news because you thought you guys had something really special.

We all know that couples have their ups and downs, but…

Sometimes it is hard to make sense of how the cycles work. What are normal ups and downs, and what are issues that need to be addressed?

Maybe you are stuck while trying to solve a particular issue and it comes up again and again. Perhaps you get along most of the time, but when you argue things go off the rails and you spend a lot of time recovering from the argument.

Maybe you don’t feel heard and understood by your partner, and you are concerned that you might have committed to a lifetime of loneliness.

What can you do about it?

If any of this sounds like your relationship, now is the time to make changes. It is much easier to fix a relationship problem early on rather than to repair the relationship after years of struggling with this issue or in the face of a major crisis.  Right now, you have more options to make changes than you will in the future. 

Those who are most successful in couples counseling are couples who are ready to try something new. Most relationships don’t need a complete overhaul; they need small course corrections. Small changes add up to huge differences over time.

For most people, their straightest path to change is with support. Choose a therapist with specialized training to work with couples. I help couples like you reconnect and claim the love that you want. You will learn how to work through any problem, not just the problems you are facing today. We will figure out how to grow your relationship through conflict. Every couple finds their own path through difficulties, but I can help you thoughtfully explore the options until we find the tools that work best for you.

What to Expect

Couples counseling follows several steps from intake to termination. You have some options to tailor your experience to the needs of your relationship. The goals we set will be specific to your unique relationship.

1. Phone Consultation

Schedule a free phone consultation. You can ask any questions that you have and learn more about couples counseling and how it applies to you.

2. Relationship Assessment

Complete a 3-session Relationship Assessment.

Choose intake method:
1. Quick start
2. Traditional

3. Attend Counseling

During counseling, we use the goals developed in the assessment to make real changes in your relationship. We meet weekly until you start to regularly implement the new skills and behaviors at home. Once you develop good relationship habits, we meet monthly to support the changes.

4. Termination Session

At the end of your therapy work, we will schedule a final session. We use this session to wrap up any unfinished work, set goals for your work outside of therapy, celebrate progress, and talk about warning signs that suggest returning to counseling. After counseling, some couples opt for periodic check-ins for long-term accountability.

A Relationship Assessment consists of:

1. A Couples Interview
2. Individual Interviews
3. A Relationship Assessment
4. A Personal History Questionnaire
5. A Feedback and goal setting session

Welcome to our couples counseling page, where we offer professional and compassionate counseling services to couples in West Virginia serving all of West Virginia including Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, and Wheeling. We understand that relationships can be challenging, and we are here to help you navigate the ups and downs of your partnership.

Our couples counseling services are designed to help you and your partner strengthen your bond, improve communication, and work through any challenges or conflicts that may be impacting your relationship. Whether you are dealing with issues related to infidelity, trust, communication, intimacy, or any other relationship concern, we are here to support you.

We offer both in-person and online couples counseling services in West Virginia serving all of West Virginia including Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, and Wheeling, so you can choose the format that works best for you. Our online couples counseling services are especially beneficial for those who may have scheduling or transportation constraints, as they can access our services from the comfort of their own homes.

We believe that everyone should have access to quality mental health care, which is why we offer couples counseling for free to those who may be struggling financially. Our team of licensed and experienced therapists is dedicated to providing effective and evidence-based counseling services to our clients.

In our couples counseling sessions, we utilize a range of therapeutic modalities, including Gottman Method. Our therapists are skilled at creating a safe and non-judgmental space for couples to explore their emotions and work through their challenges.

If you and your partner are struggling to connect or are dealing with relationship issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support. We are here to help you strengthen your bond, improve your communication, and create a happier and healthier relationship. Contact us today to schedule your first couples counseling session.

We understand that seeking couples counseling can be a difficult decision, and we commend you for taking the first step towards improving your relationship. Our goal is to provide a supportive and collaborative environment where you and your partner can work together towards creating a more fulfilling and satisfying partnership.

In addition to our free couples counseling services, we also offer affordable and flexible payment options for those who may require more frequent or ongoing counseling sessions. We believe that everyone should have access to quality mental health care, regardless of their financial situation.

If you and your partner are ready to work towards a happier and healthier relationship, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support. Our couples counseling services are available in-person or online, making it easy for you and your partner to access quality care from wherever you are.

At our couples counseling sessions, we prioritize your privacy and confidentiality. You can trust that our therapists will provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your relationship concerns and work towards a more fulfilling partnership.

Take the first step towards improving your relationship today by contacting us to schedule your first couples counseling session. We are here to support you and your partner on your journey towards a stronger and more connected relationship.

Quick Start or Traditional Intake

What’s the difference between the two intake methods?

Quickstart Intake

Schedule a 3-hour intensive assessment. You will complete the written and online assessment prior to the appointment.

This option is good for couples:
☑️ Who are in crisis
☑️ Who wants to get started making real changes right away
☑️ Who find a lengthy assessment process frustrating
☑️ Who wants an assessment only

Traditional Intake

Schedule weekly sessions to complete the assessment process. It often takes a couple of weeks to work through the assessment steps. This option is the most likely to be covered by insurance. Once the assessment is complete, we will use the goals as a roadmap in counseling.

This option is good for couples:
☑️  Who wants to stay with their insurance
☑️ Are not in immediate crisis, but are ready to start counseling with their partner

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Schedule a free consultation

Schedule a convenient time to talk about your unique situation.

The first step in getting an appointment is to schedule a free phone consultation.

We also recognize that not all relationship issues are the same. That’s why we take a personalized approach to counseling and work with each couple to identify the underlying factors contributing to their concerns. From there, we develop a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.

If you and your partner are ready to improve your relationship, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your first couples counseling session. Our experienced therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling partnership.

At our counseling sessions, we encourage open and honest communication between partners, as this is the foundation of any healthy relationship. Our therapists provide a non-judgmental and impartial perspective to help couples navigate difficult conversations and work towards mutual understanding and respect.

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