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Relationship Counseling

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Tired Of Not Feeling Seen Or Supported In Your Relationships?

Are you struggling with a friendship, romantic relationship or issue with a family member? Have your personality differences begun to affect your communication or the way you navigate certain circumstances? Are you single and frustrated because you feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t find the right partner?

Perhaps you’re in a long-term relationship and you and your partner feel like you’re not on the same page anymore. You keep trying, but you butt heads and keep getting into arguments or disagreements.

On the other hand, maybe your dating life has left you feeling insecure and hopeless because you’ve been ghosted when you thought everything was going well. Or perhaps you’ve hit a wall in your relationship with a friend or family member and you’re wishing you had more support.

Deep down, all you want is to be understood, validated and loved.

Relationships Aren’t A Walk In The Park

Relationships aren’t always easy and require a considerable amount of work.

You may feel lost, defeated, lonely, sad and even struggle to sleep. Perhaps you have developed social anxiety and are having a hard time connecting with other people.

Maybe you are drained and distressed, as though you’re running on a hamster wheel. Unhealthy habits continually repeat themselves, despite your best efforts to work through them.

Ultimately, you want to feel happy and secure in your relationships.

At Elevation Behavioral Therapy, our therapists can help you gain insight into your relationships and teach you skills to navigate issues in a healthy, helpful way. Whether you’re having challenges with a friend, partner or family member, we are confident that individual relationship counseling can help.

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Everyone Faces Conflicts In Relationships

Regardless of the nature of a relationship—whether it involves a partner, friend or family member—there are always peaks and valleys. These valleys are not always a bad thing. After all, conflict can sometimes be healthy, allowing a relationship to grow and develop into something new. 

The problem arises when arguments are never-ending, a solution is nowhere in sight, you begin to blame yourself for everything or the relationship feels negatively all-consuming. Therapy offers a way to break free from these negative patterns.

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Social Media Paints Unrealistic Ideas Of Relationships

We live in a society where social media has created unrealistic ideas of what relationships should look like.

People see a picture-perfect image on Instagram and this leads them to develop a superficial understanding of what a friendship, partnership or family relationship should be. They constantly compare their lives to others and become disappointed when their reality doesn’t match up with what they see on the other side of their screens.

On top of that, screen time takes people away from relational engagement. Social media in particular can make you so invested in other people’s lives that you reduce the quality of your interactions. This can be detrimental because while you wish your relationships looked like those you see on social media, your own may need attention.

Fortunately, therapy can provide you with an outlet to understand your relationships while helping you learn ways to resolve unhealthy patterns of conflict. Counseling can help with partner challenges, family conflicts, friendship problems and any other relationship issues.

Happier and Healthier Relationships Can Be Achieved Through Counseling

In relationship counseling, we’ll create a safe, judgment-free space where you can feel comfortable processing and expressing exactly what you’re thinking and feeling.

Our supportive therapists are highly trained to help you better understand your behavioral patterns in your interactions with your partner, friend or family member; what you’re doing or not doing; and how to grow and improve your ability to connect with others.

We are here to guide you toward truly rewarding relationships.

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Our Approach To Relationship Counseling

Our practice draws from different counseling approaches to help clients struggling with relationship challenges.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

is a counseling modality that focuses on helping individuals recognize and understand negative patterns of communication that contribute to relationship distress.

Using cognitive restructuring, your therapist can help you identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself, as well as within the relationships you have with your loved ones. You are then taught to develop more realistic and balanced thinking patterns that promote healthier interactions.

CBT also teaches you new communication skills and focuses on acknowledging the positive aspects of your relationships, which motivates growth and a strengthened bond.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

is a therapeutic approach that involves learning emotional regulation through developing effective coping skills, grounding techniques and mindfulness and problem-solving skills. Mindfulness strategies are effective in helping you develop an awareness of your thoughts, emotions and sensations.

 

During sessions, you will learn helpful strategies to increase your distress tolerance and manage intense emotions. This will prevent emotional reactivity during tough conversations. DBT will also equip you with self-soothing strategies and relaxation techniques. Additionally, it allows you to improve communication while developing the ability to solve conflicts.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

is a modality used in relationship counseling that focuses on helping you create a meaningful and fulfilling life in alignment with your values. We will help you identify your core values in the context of relationships. This entails exploring what is important to you and what you want your ideal relationships to look like.

With ACT you can learn to accept your thoughts, emotions and past experiences without passing judgment or attempting to control them. Additionally, we will show you how to identify actions you can take to align your behavior with your values and improve your relationships.

With our help, you can set realistic goals and work toward them to foster progress and growth.

No matter the modality used, at Elevation Behavioral Therapy we want you to know that your relationship challenges don’t need to consume you. Counseling can help you feel more grounded and at ease.

Perhaps You Are Considering Relationship Counseling But Still Have Some Concerns…

  • 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.

We Can Help You Feel More Content In Your Relationships

If you are overwhelmed in your relationship with your partner, friend, or family member and you feel like something just isn’t right, counseling with Elevation Behavioral Therapy can give you the tools you need to feel happy and secure.

To learn how you can get more from your relationships and live a lighter, more content life, please schedule a free initial consultation or appointment directly online via our booking link below. If you would like to address further questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at support@elevationbehavioraltherapy.com or call or text us at (720) 295-6566.

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