At Perspectives Therapy Services LLC we know the importance of having well-trained and highly skilled marriage therapists’ attend to the needs of struggling couples. All couples deserve the best when it comes to saving or safeguarding their relationship; this includes working with clinician that truly specializes in treating relationships. Our providers have extensive knowledge in the dynamics of relationships and are experts in strategies that are effective at producing long-term, systemic change.
Our couples’ treatments are rooted in research. We lean heavily toward the Gottman Method as well as Emotionally-Focused Therapy created by Dr. Susan Johnson. Often the first step in couple’s therapy is to re-define the problem so that is becomes more solvable. The process is a collaborative and uniquely tailored one between the therapist and the couple. We recognize that each path to change is different as well as the final destination.
“Our experts are trained to listen and
observe couple interactions to assess precisely how interventions can be most effective.”
Our marriage therapists work with couples who desire to repair and strengthen their relationship and also those who need assistance dissolving their relationship in a healthy and respectful way for themselves and their children.
Infidelity is a specific problem many couples face and one that we are particularly well-suited to work with at Perspectives. Our marriage therapists are trained to guide couples through the aftermath of an affair. Discussions surrounding what to expect, how to rebuild trust and forgiveness are just a few topics that will be addressed throughout the therapy process. Recent literature describes the effects of infidelity parallel symptoms that follow a traumatic event. We work to both normalize the feelings you are experiencing as well as work to decrease their intensity and interference with daily life.
First and foremost, I feel it is important to thank Dr. Tianna Rooney, director of Perspectives as well as our therapist. Not only for being an invaluable asset to helping my wife and I (which I will get to in a moment), but for creating a mental, emotional and relationship health practice that’s mission is to provide extraordinary care and help people change their lives. I can think of no better way to really express our deep appreciation and gratitude for the services at PTS. In all God’s honesty, if it weren’t for Perspectives, I don’t know where our marriage would be right now, but I can say with the utmost certainty, it would not be in a good place.
I contacted Perspectives Therapy Services some time ago in a complete state of fear, desperation, sadness and confusion. Almost overnight, it had seemed that my marriage to my wife had disintegrated to a point of no return, and I found myself in a virtual state of panic with nowhere to really turn. I had both heated and calm discussions with my wife over where we were going as a couple, and I had scheduled an appointment with a divorce attorney for a Thursday afternoon. I was emotionally crushed from the inside out and to the deepest part of my being at the thought of letting go of my wife and family, but saw few alternatives as issues that had haunted us since before we were married had only gotten worse.
In my internet search for a family law practice I had also come across some listings for family and marriage counseling in our area. In what was really a last attempt out of desperation to find a solution better than what I was facing, I called a few marriage counseling offices and left messages for someone (ANYONE) to call me back. It was later that same afternoon that a compassionate intake specialist from Perspectives returned my call.
I was listened to intently. I revealed that I was afraid both for the immediate and distant future regarding my marriage. This caring stranger spoke with true empathy and honesty, which soothed me enough to find an inner strength that I needed to have in those moments. Coincidently, it is that same inner strength today that is growing that gives me hope for the future. From that phone call, we scheduled an appointment for my wife and I to meet with a marriage therapist the next evening, a Thursday. I never did show up at the divorce attorney’s office that day.
Our therapeutic journey has been phenomenal. That is no exaggeration. The level of comfort and ease with which my wife and I have been able to open up lines of communication with our therapist’s help has been amazing. We are learning things from one another and about one another, some so very basic and simple and others that are incredibly deep and personal. It’s embarrassing to admit that we couldn’t find a way to communicate to one another without help. But it is an honor and a pleasure to say that we’ve begun to find ways of doing so with our therapist’s insightful and meaningful help. It is almost seamless and at a level of understanding I can’t explain in words, and it comes from the direct interaction and intervention of her talent and caring. My wife and I are grateful beyond words.
We realize we have a long and probably hard road ahead of us. That is just the facts. But we both have a new confidence and hope within ourselves and for one another. We are rebuilding our relationship from the ground-up, re-engineering and rethinking how we interact with one another and relate to one another, mindful of one another’s needs, dreams, aspirations and wishes, as well as our shortcomings and faults that not so long ago nearly destroyed our relationship. In our first meeting with our therapist, I told her that I loved my wife deeply and truly. My wife validated me and asserted that she loved me as well, but just couldn’t see any way that we could ever repair the damage that had been done in our relationship. That is no longer the case. We owe our hope and new beginning to Perspectives Therapy Services. With the utmost sincerity and appreciation I personally will be forever grateful.