Who is appropriate for couple therapy?
You don't have to have experienced a trauma to receive couple therapy at the Center. Both couples who are living with PTSD and those without may find themselves feeling disconnected, more distant, and having trouble getting along. Often couples present to therapy reporting difficulties with communication, but they also describe a negative pattern of interaction that leaves them feeling angry, hurt, and alone.
Couples living with PTSD often report additional couple therapy issues related to increased irritability and anger, trouble sleeping in the same bed due to sleep disruption and nightmares, emotional disconnection and numbing, and disinterest in sexual intimacy and activities outside of the home.
Couple therapies offered
Dr. Moses is trained in numerous therapies which improve communication and teach skills for improved interaction, expand emotional responding and enhance a secure bond while improving interactional styles, and promote both acceptance and change of long-standing patterns of couple interaction. These include:
Traditional Behavioral Couple Therapy
Integrated Behavioral Couple Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Behavioral Couple Therapy for Substance Abuse
(please note: this therapy is intended to rebuild trust and positive interactions in relationships following successful individual substance abuse treatment. Couples in which substance abuse is ongoing are not yet appropriate for couple therapy)
Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD
(Please see Individual PTSD Therapy section for more information)