Getting Couples Therapy Online
It’s natural for relationships to have moments of frustration. But if you and your partner are having
difficulty communicating, or you’re constantly arguing and unable to resolve conflicts, it may be a good
idea to consider couples therapy.
What Issues Does Couples Therapy Address?
Couples therapy can help with a variety of relationship concerns, including:
Couples therapy may also help address past domestic violence or abuse, but in violent or
dangerous situations, call 911.
Who is Couples Therapy Best for?
Couples therapy is for adults (age 18 or older) of any gender who are in an intimate relationship
— you don’t have to be married. It’s best if both you and your partner participate, but you can
also see a therapist on your own.
How Does Couples Therapy Work?
During a video consult on Amwell, one of our licensed online therapists will listen to your
relationship concerns. He or she will also ask targeted questions about how you and your
partner relate to one another, explore the various factors contributing to your difficulties, and
identify your goals for couples therapy.
Once your online therapist has gained an understanding of your concerns and goals, he or she
will suggest a treatment plan tailored to your needs. This can include:
- Insights to help you better understand each other’s actions and motivations
- Tips for more constructive ways to talk about your feelings and concerns
- Specific skills you can practice for conflict resolution and/or problem solving
Recommendations for future sessions that use evidence-based therapeutic methods
Couples therapy can be short to help you come to a specific decision or resolve a conflict. It can
also be a longer-term approach to working out larger, ongoing issues and developing better
relationship skills. Therapy can help you and your partner redirect the relationship from what
may feel like a downward spiral and strengthen your connection. Or, if you decide to end the
relationship, it can help you find healthy ways to process and heal any difficult emotions.
How to Prepare for Your Amwell® Online Visit
Get the most out of your visit by following these helpful tips.
- Find a quiet and private space for your visit.
- Tell your provider who the visit is for.
- Be specific about your concerns, symptoms, and questions.
- Stay engaged and follow post-visit instructions if any are provided.
Have a visit today
If you have relationship concerns that are affecting your daily life, talk to a therapist today.