Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

We understand that counseling, especially couples therapy, may not be something you’re excited about.  Many people fear being blamed if they attend couples therapy.  However, that is not the case.  The goal is to work together to talk about issues in a constructive manner. Our goal is to help couples feel as comfortable as possible during the therapy process. During therapy most couples work on things like improving communication, resolving conflicts and building intimacy.  Many couples feel they experience the same problems over and over, often it feels as though nothing is resolved.  Great relationships take work, if you are willing to work together as a couple you can strengthen your relationship, through learning to resolve conflict and communicate in a constructive manner. Be careful not to expect the first few visits to produce results.  In many cases things may be revealed that you previously didn’t fully understand about each other or even about yourself.  True progress takes time, but a great marriage is worth the effort! 


“Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.  Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.” -Samuel Smiles


 Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is often an enjoyable process for the couple.  Premarital counseling is a great way to build a strong foundation before marriage.  It is designed to help the couple understand their own history, as well as each others history, and ways that may impact the marriage.  The process helps reveal expectations each partner may be bringing into the marriage.  Premarital counseling is meant to increase communication and your ability to resolve conflicts in a positive manner.  Many areas are typically covered in premarital counseling including finances, intimacy, and roles within the marriage.  PREPARE/ENRICH is an assessment tool that is often used in the premarital counseling process.  It is used to help identify strengths within the relationship as well as areas of potential growth.

Premarital counseling typically involves about 10 sessions.  Packages are available at a discounted price. 



Sex Therapy

More than half of all couples report some sort of issue with their sex life.  Sexual intimacy is one of the most important aspects of your relationship, and it is much too important to be ignored.  There are many reasons you may choose to see someone who has experience as a sex therapist.  The most important reason being that your sex therapist will be able to address issues using specific sex therapy techniques, combined with exercises and interventions designed specifically for sexual issues.  Your sex therapist will not only address sexual issues, but any other issues involved that may be impacting your sexual intimacy.




If you are a licensed counselor, a counselor intern or interested in individual or group supervision and would like to join our team, please contact us.

Meredith Akin-Ivey, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor.  Please E-mail or call her for more details.

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Compassion Counseling
2214 Michigan Ave
Suite F
Arlington, Texas

Phone: (817) 723-1210

Fax: (866) 776-5116

Our Specialities

At Compassion, our counselors have experience counseling a variety of issues including but not limited to: adoption, anxiety, abuse, body image, depression, couples, faith, families, grief, play therapy, parenting, teens, trauma, christian sex therapy, and self-esteem. Please call our office for more information regarding each counselor's specialty.