Every relationship has difficult moments. If you and your partner are experiencing challenges often or feeling overwhelmed, couples therapy may be helpful.
Couples therapy can address a range of relationship obstacles, including
- Communication challenges
- Conflict resolution
- Parenting problems
- Sexual difficulties
- And more
Getting couples therapy online
- Communication problems
- Conflict resolution
- Fertility issues
- Parenting or family problems
- Sexual problems
- Job loss
- Financial hardship
- Mental illness
- 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
- 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.
Amwell’s online therapy services are available nationwide
What to expect using Amwell®
- Review our providers's education, experience, and approach to treatment and choose a provider that works for you.
- Schedule your appointment online, no need to call in. Pick a time in your schedule that works for you.
- Add your phone number. This will give us a way to reach you if your appointment changes.
- Set a reminder, we'll email you a few hours before the call so you can get ready.
- That's it! On the day of your appointment you'll talk to your provider and address your concerns.
During online marriage counseling (also called couples therapy), a licensed therapist can meet with and your spouse face-to-face to discuss a range of marital issues, from problems communicating or resolving conflicts to infidelity, parenting concerns, sexual difficulties, and more. The therapist can help you better understand each other’s actions and motivations, and learn skills for communicating and resolving conflicts. Marriage counseling is for married adults of any gender. If your spouse doesn’t want to participate, you can have a marriage counseling session on your own. With the Amwell web or mobile app, you can receive marriage counseling online in your home with complete confidentiality.
During relationship counseling (also called couples therapy) a licensed therapist can help you and your partner with a range of relationship issues during a face-to-face meeting, from problems communicating or resolving conflicts to infidelity, parenting concerns, sexual difficulties, and more. Your therapist can help you better understand each other’s actions and motivations, and learn skills for better communicating and resolving conflicts. Relationship counseling is for adults of any gender who are in an intimate relationship. If your partner doesn’t want to participate, you can have a relationship counseling session on your own. With the Amwell web or mobile app, you can receive relationship counseling online in your home with complete confidentiality.
You and your partner will meet in a private video session with one of our licensed relationship therapists using Amwell via the web or the mobile app. If it’s your first session, the therapist will ask questions to understand the nature of your relationship issues and your goals for couples therapy. Your online therapist will then suggest a treatment plan tailored to your needs. This may include recommendations for further sessions, using one or more specific therapy methods. Your couples therapist may provide insights to help you better understand each other’s actions and motivations, tips for more constructive ways to talk about your feelings or issues, and specific skills you can practice for working out differences or solving problems together.
Effectiveness of couple’s therapy is hard to determine because “successful” relationship outcomes are different for everyone and by nature, subjective. In general, there is strong evidence to support that therapy approaches that focus on engaging commitment in the therapy process, establishing clear goals and guiding effective between session work on those goals, is likely to be effective.
An important function of the couple’s therapist is to observe the dynamics and patterns in the relationship in order to assist with skill-building and change. The couple’s therapist is not there to “save” the relationship or even have an opinion about whether or not the relationship should continue. The therapist will observe the couple’s interactions and listen to each individuals’ experiences in order to assess the areas of concern and where changes need to be made. It is the objective nature of the couple’s therapist that is the ally of the relationship and will guide interventions for aligning the couple in their shared goals and values.
Online couples’ therapy will increase the effectiveness in several specific ways; it increases access to well-trained providers, reduces scheduling limitations and allows for flexible meeting times, lessens child-care needs, reduces travel time and time off from work and people can join from different locations. It is clear that when couples reach out for help before problems go on for too long, their chances of relationship success greatly improve; online couples therapy is a simple yet very effective modality for couples therapy.