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  • Couples Therapy

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    Couples Therapy – Long Beach, CA

    Long Beach Couples Therapy serves all types of intimate relationships regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status. The therapists at Sano Center specialize in working with couples to help them face their challenges and heal from past relational trauma. We use the Prost Progressive therapeutic modalities to help couples achieve their goals. Those include Imago therapy, emotionally-focused couples therapy, The Gottman Method, narrative therapy, solution-focused  therapy, and more.

    It is often vulnerable to express your relational concerns to others and many times couples become stuck along the way and feel lonely even in their relationship. Sano Center’s therapists  offer a welcoming and stress free environment in which you can more easily open up and find the success you strive for.

    Sometimes couples seek out therapy when it’s too late. Which is why we also offer a 12-week pre-martial counseling service. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before conflict begins. Many times two people decide to devote their lives to one another without talking about the most important aspects of a relationship: sex, money, extended family, children and child rearing beliefs, religion, independence and more.

    Call us today to find out further details and appointment availability.

    Partner Betrayal Trauma Therapy 

    This specific form of treatment is for any spouse or partner who has been betrayed due to sex addiction-induced truama. Betrayal trauma has lasting effects and shatters the core of trust between the coupleship. This complex trauma does not only create problems in the coupleship, but the betrayed partner may find themselves questioning their entire existence. This trauma may be clinically defined as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, however here are some symptoms that partners typically experience: rumination about the events, difficulty concentrating, angry outbursts, crying spells, difficulty making decisions, lack of trust in self, can’t get out of bed, heartache, shame, questioning one’s own sexuality, feeling alone. 

    Being betrayed by someone we love and once trusted is almost intolerable. Sometimes partners become stuck themselves in unhealthy coping strategies as a way to make sense of the betrayal. However, there is no sense of this betrayal. It’s wrong. Healing from this complex trauma will take work. Just as if you were in a car accident and the accident was not your fault, but you now have to deal with a slipped disk and whiplash. It is up to you to go to the chiropractor and heal. A car accident would be a better problem to have than to find out your world has been flipped upside down. However, the car crash analogy applies because you might find yourself feeling like you were hit by a mack truck.trauma recovery

    This is a time when seeking professional help is most important. Sano Counseling Center’s team of trained therapists will work on building tools and create necessary strategies to heal from the trauma of betrayal and/or discovery of sex addiction.

    Sano Counseling Center uses trauma informed research, psycho-education, the task model, shame resilience, emotional regulation using dialectical behavior therapy, stress management, and narrative therapy to treat complex-relational-trauma.

    If your partner has betrayed your trust and the boundaries of the relationship, call our admissions line for program information, pricing, and schedule an appointment with your caring therapist.