Couples counseling brings people who have an intimate relationship into the treatment process to work on issues and increase their connection. This can include family members, business partners and couples. This type of counseling often focuses on the challenges within the relationship such as communicating more effectively, improving trust and mutual respect. Each of us has our own pattern of communicating which may be defined by our upbringing, personality styles and other influences in our lives. Counseling can enhance our relationships by improving listening skills and understanding our partner’s point of view. Relationship counseling sessions can teach you skills to deepen your connection and bond as well as working through a stressful event.