My name is Dr. Leslie Roberts, founder of West Michigan Psychological Services. Here at WMPS we specialize in helping people just like you overcome barriers to intimacy, survive relational crises (e.g., infidelity), and build a brighter future together. We serve couples from all over Michigan through online and in-person couples counseling services.
If you are interested and ready to get started, contact us today.
Although some are able to get tested and diagnosed early in life, many people struggle and live without answers. This often leads to self-doubt, low self-worth, and feeling defeated by life.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Do we really need therapy?
Every relationship struggles from time to time. We all have our moments of conflict, miscommunication, and unmet needs.
Sometimes we find solutions and grow from these experiences, and sometimes we get stuck. Sometimes we try to ignore the problems, avoid conflict, and quietly build resentment towards one another. And sometimes, we clash, fight, and cause damage to one another.
Over time, the quality of the relationship dwindles. Couples lose their sense of “spark,” intimacy, and passion. Sex becomes less frequent and less satisfying. Partners may lie, cheat, fail to pull their weight, or otherwise betray the other’s trust.
Other common relationship issues include:
- Feeling misunderstood or hurt by one another
- Family stress (e.g., parental stress, childrearing, etc.)
- Frequent conflict, fighting, or arguing
- Difficulty making decisions together
- Abuse and controlling behavior*
- Issues with sex, passion, and intimacy
*When abuse or control has entered into the partnership, some members will feel unable to express themselves or have their needs met. Our priority is your safety, and so if you are in an unsafe or abusive relationship, contact the domestic violence hotline or follow this link.
If you and your partner are struggling with issues like these, do not lose hope. Being in a relationship often means learning to work through our differences, building a sense of understanding and trust, and discovering deeper connection. All of these things are possible with the support and guidance of an expert couples counselor.
If your relationship needs support, don’t wait. Contact us today to get the help you deserve.