The Scoop: Couples Therapy Inc. can make a difference in the lives of couples by showing them how to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, and build healthy relationships. This private practice employs therapists who are trained in the Gottman Method and science-based counseling techniques. Its experienced clinicians use hard data — not platitudes — to get their point across and make lessons stick. Any couples considering calling it quits can use Couples Therapy Inc. as a resource to bridge their differences and grow in love.
Psychologist Dorothy Tennov coined the term limerence in 1979 to describe the euphoria individuals feel when they fall for someone special. The brain becomes flooded with thoughts of the other person. It’s almost like an addiction. Couples in a limerent state tend to get together very quickly and idealize their partners and the relationship.
While limerence can be exhilarating, it doesn’t last forever, and some couples find it difficult to transition from a hot-and-heavy romance to a stable, mature relationship.
Whether it’s in a couple months or a couple years, the endorphins and romance will fade eventually, leaving feelings of disenchantment in its wake. Suddenly, the honeymoon period is over, and the real work begins.
Couples Therapy Inc. is a therapy practice that works with couples experiencing romantic roadblocks and crises. The therapists get to the heart of relationship problems and suggest remedies grounded in scientific research and psychological principles.
The practice offers private coaching, intensive couples retreats, and a free online marriage counseling course to teach couples how to strengthen their relationship for years to come.
Today, Couples Therapy Inc. is one of the largest science-based therapy practices in the U.S., and it staffs 24 seasoned therapists and counselors. Some have been trained by the Gottman Institute, and others are certified sex therapists, but they all share a passion for helping couples reconnect and reaffirm their commitment.
Daniel Dashnaw has spent over 1,000 hours working with couples and sharing his perspective on relationships as a marriage and family therapist. His wife, Dr. Kathy McMahon, founded Couples Therapy Inc. to give struggling couples a library of resources to draw from as they work their way back to marital bliss.
Whether couples want to sit down with a therapist, join a retreat, or read informational articles and do it themselves, Couples Therapy Inc. empowers them to overcome their issues and create the healthy relationship they’ve always dreamed about.
Changing How Couples Communicate & Address Their Issues
Couples Therapy Inc. doesn’t take on just anyone. The therapists prescreen all clients to ensure there is hope for the relationship, and both individuals are healthy and actually want to make things work. An online scheduler interviews new clients in a 20-minute complimentary consultation.
Married couples can also consult the Couples Therapy Inc. directory to find a counselor who’s trained in matters of the heart. The practice sees anywhere from 30 to 60 inquiries a day, so don’t be surprised if the calendar is packed.
Couples Therapy Inc. is not a miracle worker that can save every marriage, but they can give couples the tools to better understand one another and resolve conflict by communicating more clearly.
Many couples (about 40%) turn to Couples Therapy Inc. to recover after one or both partners have committed infidelity. The counselors teach these couples how to forgive one another, rebuild trust, and reignite the spark that brought them together. They learn to appreciate what they have and choose to be there for one another despite the distractions of work, family, and social media.
Couples Therapy Inc. offers healthy communication strategies to de-escalate a conflict and create harmony instead. “Couples therapy is the pursuit of instead,” Daniel said. “We get couples to sit down and talk. They begin by saying, ‘What I want instead of that is this.'”
Instead of reacting in anger, couples learn to react with love and understanding. Instead of blaming one another, couples take responsibility and apologize for their role in the fight or disagreement. They substitute resentment for love, and the relationship is better because of it.
“Couples love to talk about problems you can solve, but many problems are unsolvable,” Daniel said. “You can’t fix it — you can only manage it, and we can teach you how.”
A Savvy Team Adapts to Generational & Technological Shifts
Experts have called millennials the therapy generation because of the willingness of 20-somethings and 30-somethings to seek mental health treatment or couples therapy when faced with an emotional challenge. One-fifth of millennials have seen a counselor, and only 15% of millennials (vs. 34% of baby boomers) said they would never go to therapy.
Couples Therapy Inc. has welcomed many millennial couples who want to give themselves a relationship checkup and make sure their small issues don’t become major schisms over time. Daniel said the typical millennial client is proactive about seeking help and learning from the counselors.
Daniel characterized the millennial approach to relationships as a capstone approach, meaning finding a husband or wife is the final piece of a perfect life. In the eyes of a new generation, individual fulfillment comes first, and a strong committed relationship is the reward of an already healthy and successful life.
“Once they make a decision to commit, they want to make sure to have the best relationship possible,” Daniel said. “It’s exciting to work with a generation that’s so open to premarital therapy and counseling.”
Young couples also face new challenges in the wake of the technological age. Couples Therapy Inc. has kept a close watch on how the internet, smartphones, and other technological advancements have impacted how families connect day to day. They have found ways to deal with the phenomenon of people so focused on their phones that they snub their partners in the room.
Phubbing — the act of ignoring/snubbing one’s companion to pay attention to a phone or mobile device — has become a common complaint in modern therapy sessions, and Couples Therapy Inc. has adapted to deal with and overcome the emotional distance created by technology.
Daniel told us the Couples Therapy Inc. team never stops learning, growing, and improving its work. With every private session and couples retreat, the counselors discover new ways to help and meet the needs of modern couples.
By staying ahead of the trends and using technology as an ally, Couples Therapy Inc. aims to change the face of relationships in the U.S.
“We’re in the golden age of couples therapy because of neuroscience,” Daniel said. “We’re getting better and better and better.”
Their Techniques Have Proven Effective 70-90% of the Time
You don’t have to take it on faith that Couples Therapy Inc. works. These counselors have references. You can read client feedback to get an idea of how life-changing its work with couples and families can be.
One married couple said they “went from hopeless to hopeful” after a couples retreat in Las Vegas helped them reconnect. The couple said, “It provided a way to look at the marriage and relate in a way no other therapist we have previously seen did.”
Many other testimonials praise the compassion, understanding, and wisdom shown by the therapists on hand. Couples turn to CTI experts in times of crisis and find comfort in their knowledgeable guidance.
“We were heading to divorce, and it definitely helped a lot.” — Participants at the Berkshire Retreat
“My husband was humbled by it,” said one woman who highly recommends Couples Therapy Inc. “We still have enough left in this relationship to work on it.”
After an affair, a couple worked with sex therapist Angela Voegele to rebuild their shattered trust. Working with her made both individuals in the relationship rediscover what they love and value in each other. “We both feel forever grateful,” the couple said. “We realized that our relationship is not only reparable, but that we were so lucky to have found someone we are so compatible with way back when.”
Daniel told us the story of one military man who went to Couples Therapy Inc. because his wife wanted a divorce. Daniel helped the man realize that the stress and secrecy in his line of work was harming his relationship, so he left the military after a 20-year career and rededicated himself to his wife.
“Our science-based couples therapy is 70-90% effective,” Daniel told us. “We do really important work that helps couples change their relationships in lasting ways.”
Couples Therapy Inc. Teaches People to Learn & Grow in Love
Being in a state of limerence can feel overwhelming and magical, but it’s not the same as being in love. According to the experts at Couples Therapy Inc., couples who love one another don’t need to text each other 100 times a day or make grand gestures all the time, for example. Instead, couples in a healthy, strong, and loving relationship show affection and trust in how they communicate hurt feelings, handle disagreement, and forgive mistakes.
Conflict is an inevitable part of being human and being in a relationship, and Couples Therapy Inc. is there to show people how to embrace those challenges and tackle every argument with commitment and love.
“It all comes down to family. If you can help a couple, you help a family,” Daniel said. “And, if you help a family, you can make a better future.”