Working with couples
According to Gestalt, couples are perceived as one unit, not two individuals coming together. A couple is a whole which is made up of different family backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, and viewpoints.
In couples’ therapy, a therapist’s goal is to help the couple gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflicts, and maximize their satisfaction. Couples’ therapy can be for a variety of problems like opposing views, infidelity, misunderstanding, separation, etc. Some couples also go to therapy to hear a third person’s point of view on their conflicts, in hopes to find a middle ground.