Couples Counseling Specialist

Robert Jaffe, Ph.D, LMFT -  - Psychotherapist

Robert Jaffe, Ph.D, LMFT

Psychotherapist located in Encino, CA

Relationships take work, and sometimes it’s hard to see your partner’s point of view. If you’re having difficulty communicating with your partner, Robert Jaffe, Ph.D, LMFT, in Encino, California, can help with couples counseling. The experienced marriage and family psychotherapist takes a holistic approach to care, integrating various therapeutic techniques to help your relationship. Schedule your couples counseling session by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Couples Counseling Q&A

What is couples counseling?

Couples counseling is a type of psychotherapy that helps resolve conflicts and improve communication in relationships. With couples counseling, you and your partner learn how to rebuild and strengthen your relationship or decide to move in different directions. 

Dr. Jaffe is an experienced psychotherapist who holds a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. He understands the dynamics of relationships and helps couples gain a better understanding of each other to resolve their issues and conflicts. 

Who benefits from couples counseling?

Any couple looking to strengthen their relationship or resolve issues can benefit from couples counseling. Common issues couples seek help from Dr. Jaffe for include:

  • Having problems with intimacy
  • Struggling with communication
  • Feeling as though you’ve grown apart
  • Concerns about parenting styles
  • Infidelity
  • Addiction
  • Anger issues

Dr. Jaffe also specializes in codependency, when one partner has an excessive emotional or psychological attachment to the other partner. This unhealthy attachment may develop due to their partner’s need for extra support because of an illness or addiction.

Codependency causes one partner to lose sight of themselves, focusing solely on meeting their partner’s needs. Over time, this leads to resentment and anger. 

Though the decision to start couples counseling may be difficult for you or your partner, you may find discussing your relationship with Dr. Jaffe enlightening and empowering.

What happens during couples counseling?

The specifics of your couples therapy with Dr. Jaffe depend on many factors. You may meet with Dr. Jaffe together or individually. 

During your initial visit, he lets you do all the talking, listening intently to your story and asking questions to understand your relationship needs better. Dr. Jaffe provides feedback specific to your needs and makes recommendations on the needed areas of focus.

Dr. Jaffe works with you to develop a therapeutic plan. This plan may include couples therapy and individual therapy specific to your situation. At your follow-up sessions, Dr. Jaffe individualizes his therapeutic techniques to help you resolve your relationship issues or concerns.

Your couples counseling therapy plan may include learning new skills to improve communication and problem-solving. For codependency, Dr. Jaffe works with the codependent partner, helping them rediscover themselves and experience their full range of feelings. 

For relationship help, schedule a couples counseling session at the office of Robert Jaffe, Ph.D, LMFT; call or book online today.