Relationship Counseling

Do you want to increase healthy relationships in your life? Or learn how to navigate interpersonal relationships and communicate effectively?

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Relationship Counseling
in Houston, TX and Online

Are You Struggling to Connect With Those Around You?

  • Do you feel as though you and your partner frequently bicker and argue? Our marriage counseling,  couples therapy,  or LGBTQ+ couples services might be right for you.
  • Recently engaged? Our premarital counseling services might be right for you.
  • Has one or both partners expressed a desire for a divorce? You may want to explore discernment counseling. 
  • Are you having a hard time fitting in with your coworkers or speaking up for yourself in work meetings?
  • Are you single and trying to date, but feel anxious and unsure of how to meet the right person?
  • Have you felt underappreciated or ignored by your family?
  • Do you often feel like an outsider in social situations?
  • Are similar interpersonal struggles occurring in multiple relationships in your life? 
  • Do you wish you could communicate effectively and establish meaningful connections with your friends, family members, coworkers, and loved ones?

If you are having difficulty with one or more of the relationships in your life, you might feel lonely, frustrated, and stuck. 

Relationship counseling can help you break old patterns and develop new skills for meaningful and satisfying relationships in all areas of your life. 

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Take Back Control of Your Life With
Relationship Therapy

Give us a call at 832-559-2622 to find out more about Relationship Counseling in Houston. Or click "Get Started Now" to schedule an appointment online with our Relationship Therapy counselors today. We have therapists near the Montrose, Heights & Sugar Land neighborhoods and offer online therapy in multiple states.

Feel Like You Don’t Belong?

Perhaps you are struggling with low self-esteem and aren’t sure how to develop the confidence and self-worth needed to assert yourself.

Maybe you feel disrespected by those around you, especially when others seem to ignore your needs.

You might be unsure of how to set and maintain appropriate boundaries with different people in your life. You also may feel as though you don’t belong, even when you try to fit in.

Maybe you struggle with social anxiety, and your efforts to go out and meet people have left you feeling increasingly nervous and disappointed. You may try to talk to people, but just don’t seem to be heard.

Maybe you worry that there is something wrong with the way you interact in the world. Or perhaps you long for healthy relationships in your life. 

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Navigating Relationships Can Be Difficult

Relationship Counseling Helps With All Your Connections

Most people have multiple relationships in their lives, from family and romantic partners to coworkers, teammates, and friends. Although it can sometimes seem like everyone else has it all figured out, many people struggle with one or more of their relationships.

  • The savvy office woman might feel as though she can’t be herself on dates.
  • The happily married man might feel as though he can’t assert himself in front of his parents.
  • Or, the social butterfly at parties might struggle to communicate her needs to her spouse, her boss, and her children.

If you are struggling to feel connected to the people in your life, you are not alone.

Often, people struggle to understand their deeply held needs and communicate them effectively. You might try to express yourself and feel frustrated when those around you don’t understand you or react with anger or derision.

Perspectives can greatly influence our connections. In these situations, it’s common to adopt the painful belief that you don’t matter, don’t fit in, or aren’t important.

However, with relationship counseling, you can investigate damaging beliefs and develop a clearer view of your world and the people in it.

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Deepen Your Relationship with Yourself

The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself, including an awareness of your needs and your emotions. The relationship you have with yourself is the core from which all other relationships develop, and it needs to be strong in order to nurture friendships, romances, or successful collaborations.

With the help of a qualified therapist in Houston, TX, you can develop the self-love, self-confidence, and emotional communication skills that can help you make or strengthen connections with those around you.

Learn to Communicate Effectively

At Eddins Counseling Group in Houston, Texas, our trained therapists understand the difficulties and pains you may be going through. No one wants to feel isolated or unloved.

We offer a variety of services to help you develop the tools of communication and connection. In counseling sessions, your therapist can help you explore your personality, your emotions and needs, and your common relationship dynamics.

You may uncover a learned habit or harmful pattern that negatively affects your current or potential relationships. Then, your therapist can empower you to replace those habits with positive emotional and social skills.

You can begin to identify what triggers anxiety, annoyance, or anger in an interaction and learn to navigate and regulate emotional reactions.

You can’t change the people around you, but you can make healthy changes in yourself that can reduce conflict and increase connection.

Relationship Counseling Can Boost Your Confidence

Relationship counseling can also help you better understand your attachment styles and your ability to set healthy boundaries with your family, friends, coworkers, and partner.

Some people feel very safe in some situations and very threatened in others. When you feel threatened or insecure, it can be difficult to put yourself out there.

But, you can develop skills that can help boost your sense of security and self-confidence, as well as your ability to adapt your methods of communication to different situations.

Everyone struggles with relationship issues at some point. No one communicates perfectly all the time, but we can help you develop ways to actively listen to others and express your needs so that they are heard. With self-acceptance and compassion, you can begin to deepen every relationship in your life.

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Relationship Therapy FAQ's

Many people wonder if therapy can really make a difference in their relationships.

We believe it absolutely can!

People that seek counseling for relationships benefit in numerous ways. The human desire for connection is one of our most basic and primal needs, which makes it essential for mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Happy and healthy relationships can reduce anxiety and depression.

When you feel like you are being heard, valued, and respected in a romantic relationship, family or friend relationship, or work relationship, you can feel better in other parts of your life.

Seeking counseling to improve your relationships can improve your overall mental and emotional health. 

Sometimes it can feel like you are doing all you can to make a connection, but your coworkers, family members, partner, friends, or date simply won’t put in the effort.

However, you can’t change other people. You only have power over yourself.

Relationship counseling can help you identify ways to alter how you interact with other people so that it’s more likely that your needs will be heard and met.

Even if you come to therapy by yourself, you can make positive changes that can alter the dynamic of a dysfunctional relationship. Your therapist will focus on helping you understand your needs, emotional reactions, thoughts and perceptions and communicate effectively with others. 

And if the relationships you witnessed growing up weren't healthy, it's possible you may attract similar patterns or people in your adult relationships. 

Through individual counseling, you will learn new interpersonal skills. And you may also learn that it's time to let go or set boundaries in relationships that drain you. 

You may worry that your therapist will guide you to take a negative view of your relationship with a loved one. That is not the case.

Instead, your therapist will help you look at your relationships in a balanced way. We focus on strengths and effective ways to build them. We’ll also look at things that aren’t working for you or your partner and identify strategies to grow.

In individual and couple sessions, you will have the opportunity to honestly work through the issues that are troubling you in a safe space.

Therapy can also provide you with an important sense of validation, which can provide immense relief.

Ultimately, a therapy session is about helping you amplify or increase the positives in your relationships with others. 

Seek relationship counseling to increase the quality of your interpersonal relationships. 

Sometimes things seem to be going well …. until you start dating. Dating can be exciting, frustrating, disappointing, fun, anxiety-producing and so on. It’s a roller coaster!

Whether you are just getting started with dating or in a relationship, you may have some questions or concerns. Dating coaching can be a great way to address those feelings and concerns before they become overwhelming.

Wondering how to handle unique situations such as interracial dating, dating when you’re older or dating when you have kids?

Our experienced therapists and coaches can help you navigate these concerns and more.

Personality Assessment Test for Enhanced Communication

Yes! You communicate with others every day on many levels. You may not always take time to analyze how your natural communication style affects others, however.

Learning about personality type preferences can help you understand some important differences in communication styles and help you communicate more effectively and build more meaningful relationships.

This can be useful in all types of relationship counseling, including couples counseling, premarital counseling, work relationships, and other interpersonal relationships.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a well-known personality assessment that can help you better understand yourself and how you interact with others.

The in-depth, enhanced MBTI personality profile includes detail on communication style. This is the most in-depth profile available.

The report cost includes a 45-minute counseling and interpretation session to understand your results and how to integrate them into your personal and professional life.

Talk to your counselor about whether a personality assessment would be beneficial for you or you and your partner together.

You can learn a lot about how you communicate with others and how you prefer others to communicate with you along with strategies for emotional expression.

You can also learn effective conflict management strategies for your personality type.

Relationship counseling and coaching services are also available through online therapy in Texas with our licensed therapists.

Learn more about how online counseling services work here. 

Online relationship therapy is just as effective as talk therapy in person. If transportation, distance, or drive time is a concern for you, online relationship therapy might be the right fit for you.

Our online relationship counseling option is not a good choice for everyone. Give us a call to find out if this is the right fit for you.

You Can Feel Connected, Respected, and Loved

If you have spent too long feeling isolated and stuck, the relationship therapists at Eddins Counseling Group can help mend and deepen your connection with yourself and others. We can help you discover new ways to communicate your needs and make connections.

Relationship therapy can help you to feel whole and connected again.

Taking the First Step

Contact Eddins Counseling Group in Houston to take the first step in improving your relationships. Even if you aren’t sure exactly what you need, but know that you need additional support, our caring and qualified therapists can help.

Improving your relationship with yourself and others can make a big difference in your overall happiness. Contact us or give us a call at 832-559-2622 to get started today. We will find out more about your needs and match you with a therapist best suited to your needs.

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What Clients Are Saying

Steve Helped Turn My Life Around

Steve helped turn my life around… wish I had found him earlier! His help made me approach things differently. Not only is my relationship with my wife stronger, my relationships on a whole are now stronger!

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