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Have You And Your Partner Been Feeling Emotionally Disconnected?

Do you feel like you’re just not as in love as you were when you first met?

Are the two of you experiencing communication breakdowns and unresolved conflict?

Is your relationship doing well, but you still feel that there are areas of growth?

​Maybe your relationship or marriage is characterized by tension, arguments, and fleeting moments of connection amidst day-to-day busyness. Perhaps you feel like you’re having the same fight over and over with no resolution. Although both of you want to work through your disagreements and make things right, you keep coming back to the same central issues and experiencing gridlock.

On the other hand, maybe your relationship is in relatively good shape, but you simply want to learn new skills and ensure that your connection stays strong. Both of you may have witnessed unhealthy dynamics in other relationships, so now you’re determined to do things differently.

You And Your Partner May Be Experiencing A Lack Of Intimacy

Perhaps your relationship isn’t characterized by constant conflict, but a sense of emotional distance has crept in.

 

Over time, you and your significant other have gotten so busy with all your responsibilities—work, parenting, managing finances, etc.—that you simply don’t have as much time for each other.

 

As a result, intimacy may have fallen on the backburner. Although you still love each other, you’ve begun to feel more like roommates than romantic partners.

No matter what season of life your relationship is in, we encourage you to connect with us. At Elevation Behavioral Therapy, our counselors specialize in helping couples build communication skills, enhance their intimacy, and foster a deeper understanding of one another.

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Relationships Today Are Often Plagued By Unrealistic Expectations

From time to time, all couples get stuck in cycles of disconnection. We all bring different expectations, traumas, love languages, and attachment styles into our relationships, so it’s only natural that we experience disagreements. There is wisdom in accepting that no relationship is perfect and understanding that two people won’t always see eye to eye.

Unfortunately, our culture teaches people to bring unrealistic expectations into relationships. Social media is littered with images of picture-perfect couples vacationing, falling in love, and living breezy lives. Naturally, this creates a “compare and despair” culture where people are constantly comparing their lives to other people’s highlight reels. They feel like their relationship is the only one struggling.

If this is how you and your partner feel, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. You might not see it on social media, but many, many couples are dealing with conflict and disconnection.

Many Couples Struggle To Make Room For Quality Time In Our Busy World

Between work stress, technological distractions, and increasing economic pressures, most couples these days are simply juggling more than they can handle. The fast-paced nature of modern life makes it hard for them to prioritize their relationship, be intimate, and engage in meaningful conversation. All too often, relationships flounder not because of fighting but because of how busy both partners are. This is especially the case for those with kids, since it’s difficult to find time for romantic and sexual intimacy on top of parenting.

Counseling is a chance to remind yourselves of the reasons you fell in love so that you can keep your marriage or relationship fresh and healthy. Think of it like a tune-up—just as you would take your car to the mechanic for an oil change, you’re taking your relationship to therapy so that you maintain your connection.

Therapy Offers A Safe Haven For Couples To Build Trust And Cultivate Intimacy

Many couples that come to our practice have already tried to fix their relationship issues, only to keep getting gridlocked again and again. Part of the problem is that they get stuck in ingrained patterns and lose their ability to see their conflicts from a new perspective.

 

Counseling is a chance to widen your perspective so that the same arguments don’t keep repeating themselves. It’s an opportunity for you and your partner to get vulnerable, have difficult conversations, and learn to turn toward each other rather than away.

Elevation Behavioral Therapy specializes in working with both married and unmarried couples, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. What’s more, couples that see us don’t have to be struggling — if you and your partner are just looking for a relationship tune-up, we welcome that.  When your marriage or relationship is in a good place, that’s often the best time to seek therapy, since both of you can work through problems without high-level conflict.

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What To Expect In Couples Counseling Sessions

Typically, we will start by meeting with you and your significant other together to learn about what brings you to therapy and what you’d like to work on. The next two sessions will be individual sessions held with you and your partner separately so that we can get to know each of you on a personal level. After that, we’ll resume meeting together for the rest of counseling.

 

Most sessions are either 60 and 75 minutes long, and we offer flexible scheduling depending on your availability. 

In sessions with us, you’ll explore communication, emotional connection, intimacy, and conflict resolution. As a collaborative unit, we’ll set short and long-term goals to enhance resilience, relationship satisfaction, and mutual understanding. We’ll also look at your love languages and attachment styles, enabling the two of you to understand each other on a deeper, more meaningful level.

Have any questions? Send us a message!

Our Approach To Couples Therapy

Elevation Behavioral Therapy uses a range of modalities to help couples, as we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. By drawing from these approaches and tailoring therapy to suit your relationship’s unique needs, we are confident that we can help you pave the way toward renewed harmony and tangible growth. Above all, we want to offer a safe haven: a space to untangle your complexities, build trust, foster connection, and cultivate deeper intimacy.

 

Some of the main treatment methods we draw from include:

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The Gottman Method

This approach is all about evaluating the strengths and weaknesses in your relationship so that you can build a solid foundation together. The Gottman Method can help you explore your partner’s inner world, nurture appreciation for each other, and increase fondness and intimacy.

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Internal Family Systems (IFS)

The goal of IFS is to help you understand your individual parts and how those parts impact your relationship. For example, part of you may have trust issues because of betrayal in past relationships; IFS can help you manage this part’s impact on your ability to connect with your current partner.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

This approach provides you with skills for regulating your emotions, acting more mindfully, reducing conflict, and increasing communication. 

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The goal of CBT is to identify and acknowledge automatic negative thought patterns that create distress within your relationship.

You May Have Some Questions About Marriage And Couples Therapy…

  • Do you accept my insurance?
    In order to provide the highest quality therapy, our practice is not directly in-network with insurance, however, we work with a company called Mentaya Health, that will submit clients out-of-network claims for them. When you are eligible for reimbursement for sessions, you will directly receive a check in the mail from your insurance provider. We are also happy to provide you with a superbill, which you may submit to your insurance company directly for reimbursement. A superbill serves as a “receipt” of therapy sessions, and is very commonly accepted. We can answer any questions you may have in regards to Mentaya Health, or superbills.
  • I’m confused about my insurance coverage. Can you help answer my questions?
    We are happy to answer any questions about Mentaya submitting claims. You can also use our Mentaya Health widget above to verify your out-of-network therapy benefits within seconds. Since each client’s health insurance coverage is different based on your individual plan, it is easiest for clients to directly reach out to their insurance provider with questions regarding coverage. We find most phone calls for this take less than 10 minutes. Many insurance companies also offer the option to live chat with a representative, if you prefer not to call.
  • Can I use my FSA or HSA card to pay for therapy?
    Absolutely! You’re able to use either an FSA or HSA card to pay for therapy services.
  • Do you offer an initial free consultation?
    Yes! Elevation offers a free 20 minute initial consultation. Click here to schedule
  • Do you offer online scheduling?
    Our practice offers online scheduling for all new and current clients. This means you can book, cancel or reschedule appointments all through our website. Click here to schedule an appointment or free initial consultation.
  • Do you have evening appointments?
    Absolutely. We offer evening & night appointments, as well as daytime appointments, to accommodate clients varying scheduling needs.
  • How often can I meet with my therapist, and are longer session lengths available?
    Our practice is very flexible in how often you are able to meet with your therapist. We can accommodate clients having sessions multiple times a week, once a week, every other week, etc. The traditional session length of time is 50 minutes, however, we also offer sessions for 75 minutes, or longer. Longer sessions are very beneficial when doing EMDR and ERP therapy, as well as for clients who feel 50 minutes is not enough time to meet.
  • Where are therapy sessions offered?
    We offer therapy sessions in person at our Cherry Creek, Denver office, via teletherapy (video) and ERP for OCD is also offered in your home or the community. Whenever weather permits, we also offer walk and talk therapy, where your therapist can meet you at a local park or somewhere outdoors, and you can do your session while walking.
  • What is the cost of therapy? How does this compare to the cost of therapy in Denver?
    Our therapy sessions are $155-200 per 50 minute session, based on the individual therapist. Private practice therapy in Denver with licensed therapists costs $140-$275 per session. All of our therapists are very experienced and considered specialists in their designated areas of practice.
  • What is your cancellation and no show policy?
    There is no charge for therapy appointments canceled with more than 24 hours notice. Appointments that are canceled with less than 24 hours or no showed will be charged the normal session rate of $155-200, based on your individual therapist’s rate.

Breathe New Life Into Your Relationship

If you would like to learn the skills and insights to develop a successful, trusting relationship, we believe that our approach to couples therapy is right for you.

 

Schedule a free initial phone consultation or first appointment directly online through our booking link.​ You can also email us at support@elevationbehavioraltherapy.com or call or text us at (720) 295-6566 to connect further.

A healthier, deeper connection awaits through the power of therapy.

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