Psychotherapy Services in Utah

Relationship Therapy

Romantic relationships are very complex, and come in many different forms. All relationships can use a little bit of professional help from time to time! No matter what your relationship dynamic is, you will feel welcomed at Great Salt Lake Wellness. You will not be judged for your relationship dynamics.

Relationship Therapy and What to Expect

Relationship therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals in relationships to improve their communication, resolve conflicts, and build stronger and healthier connections. The therapy sessions are typically led by a licensed therapist who specializes in working with relationships and families. During the sessions, the therapist works with the involved parties to identify the underlying issues causing problems in their relationship and provides tools and strategies to help them address these issues and strengthen their bond. Relationship therapy can help those with a range of issues, including:

communication problems

conflicts over parenting


sexual difficulties

and other challenges that arise in long-term relationships

The therapy can be conducted in various formats, including individual sessions, relationship sessions, or a combination of both, and it may involve homework assignments and exercises to practice new communication and problem-solving skills outside of the therapy sessions.

Why do people seek out Relationship Therapy?

Many people in relationships struggle with communication issues, such as difficulty expressing their feelings or not feeling heard by their partner. Relationship therapy can help partners learn new communication skills and strategies to improve their ability to express themselves and listen to each other. Conflicts are a natural part of any relationship, but when they are not resolved effectively, they can lead to ongoing tension and resentment. Relationship therapy can help partners learn how to identify the underlying issues causing conflicts and develop effective strategies for resolving them. Affairs can cause significant damage to a relationship, and many couples seek therapy to help them heal from the betrayal and rebuild trust. Major life changes, such as having a child, starting a new job, or moving to a new city, can put strain on a relationship.

Relationship therapy can help partners navigate these transitions and maintain a strong connection. Ultimately, people seek relationship therapy because they want to improve their relationships and build stronger, healthier connections with their partners. Therapy can provide a safe and supportive space for significant others to work through their challenges and develop the skills and strategies they need to create a fulfilling and satisfying relationship.

How long can you expect to be in Relationship Therapy?


The duration of relationship therapy can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the nature of the issues being addressed, the goals of the therapy, and the progress of the relationship. Some partners may see improvements in their relationship after just a few sessions, while others may require more long-term therapy to achieve lasting change. Generally, relationship therapy can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months, and in some cases, even longer. Partners may attend therapy sessions weekly or biweekly, and the therapist may adjust the frequency of the sessions based on the couple’s progress and needs.

How do I choose the right Relationship therapist?

Choosing the best relationship therapist for you and your partner is an important decision that can greatly impact the success of your therapy. Here are some tips to help you choose the right therapist:
  • 1.

    Look for a licensed and trained therapist: Make sure that the therapist you choose is licensed and has appropriate training and experience in relationship therapy.
  • 2.

    Consider the therapist's approach: Different therapists may use different approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or emotionally focused therapy. Consider which approach might work best for you and your partner.
  • 3.

    Check the therapist's availability: Make sure the therapist is available to see you and your partner at a convenient time for both of you.
  • 4.

    Look for reviews and recommendations: Check online reviews and ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have gone through relationship therapy.
  • 5.

    Schedule a consultation: Many therapists offer a free consultation, where you can ask questions and get a sense of their approach and personality.
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    Consider your comfort level: It's important that you and your partner feel comfortable with the therapist you choose, as you'll be sharing intimate details about your relationship.
  • 7.

    Most insurance companies do not reimburse for relationship therapy. You may check with your specific insurance provider to determine if you have this benefit and then ask the insurance company if the provider you wish to work with is in-network with your plan.
Remember, finding the right therapist can take time and effort, but it’s worth it to find someone who can help you and your partner work through your issues and improve your relationship. Please call us at 801-844-1615 and we are more than happy to help you find the right therapist!