Together in couples therapy, we identify the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that underlie ineffective patterns and helps actualize the dreams of both partners.
Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like you know one another and you’re lonely in your relationship.
Have you been struggling to resolve conflict & are tired of arguing with your partner? You want to have peace in your house, but the same fights keep coming up over and over in your relationship.
Has your relationship been affected by an affair? You crave answers to what’s next for your relationship. Guidance to help navigate the very unclear and often confusing emotions that follow an affair.
As new parents, are you and your partner trying to figure out how to navigate through parenthood AND marriage? You and your spouse may have have different ideas in terms of raising children and you may feel under-appreciated or misunderstood by your partner.
Have you wondered if you’re marriage is heading towards divorce? Even in your head, you don’t want to go there, but you just don’t know how to approach all of the problems in your relationship.
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions you and your partner need help reconnecting, communicating and restoring intimacy to your relationship.
“We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can heal in relationship.” -Harville Hendrix
You and your partner know that something needs to change, but you aren’t sure what. So, you’re considering couples therapy or marriage counseling. It’s hard to ask for help. Couples therapy can be particularly hard to begin. Both partners have to agree to make the choice to come, as well as which therapist can meet both your needs. This is where I come in. I pride myself on being unbiased and straight forward and if I can’t meet your needs I will try to help you find someone who can. I have had countless couples see me after seeing a number of other therapists. I am committed to you and your relationship from the moment you step inside my office.
Why see a Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy Expert?
If you had a heart condition, would you want to go to your general practitioner? Maybe for the initial screen, but I’m guessing you’d then take their advice and go see a cardiologist. Think of a couples counselor as the cardiologist. Sometimes we help minor relationship problems, yet we also assist narrated couples on the brink of divorce. Regardless of the situation, you want an expert to help you find healing in your relationship.
At Main Line Marriage Counseling I specialize in helping couples in crisis. I am passionate about helping couples and I believe in the power of a good relationship.
Who Comes to Marriage Counseling?
There are numerous reasons couples attend counseling. Common reasons include infidelity, arguments and conflict in the relationship, communication problems, lacking intimacy or feeling disconnected. Maybe you and your partner are already separated or you live together but haven’t been intimate in months or years. Sometimes couples choose counseling because their marriage has struggled to adjust after having children, such as due to postpartum concerns or co-parenting difficulties. Or, perhaps you’re at the opposite end of the spectrum, where children have left the home and you realize there’s very little left between you and your partner after so many years of focusing on children.
The truth is, any reason you want to come in is okay. Seriously. If you’re not sure of why, not sure if it’s worth it, you’re on the fence, on the verge of having an affair, you’re unhappy but haven’t told your partner how unhappy you are, or any other reason, it’s all okay. Couples counseling can work through all of those things and more.
My Couples Counseling Specialties Include:
This list is not extensive because I see many, many different types of couples. However, here are a few specific relationship concerns in which I specialize:
- Learning new ways to effectively communicate
- Restoring connection and bringing you closer
- Building trust
- Empty nesters
- Conflict resolution
- Intimacy and connection
- Affair recovery/infidelity
- Reconnecting sexually
- Newer couples/pre-marital counseling
- Bridging emotional gaps
- Millenial relationships
- Postpartum concerns
- Addiction and its impact on the relationship
My Approach to Couples & Marriage Therapy
At Main Line Marriage Counseling, I specialize in helping couples in crisis. I am passionate about helping couples, and I believe in the power of a strong, healthy relationships. I offer sessions for couples looking to create a deeper and lasting relationship. I believe you can have the relationship you have always desired and I am here to help you! Couples Therapy is a proven strategy that allows couples to stay together; work through their fighting and develop new ways to communicate; connect or even respectfully dissolve a relationship that is at its end.
I aim to empower my couples in making difficult decisions; to push them to be heard and have a voice in their own life; to become experts on themselves and their relationships. I have been trained in very specific couples therapy approaches including the Gottman method. I attend trainings on couples & marriage counseling issues regularly. However, I pride myself on tailoring my therapy approach in order to meet each couple’s (and their individual) needs.
When You’re Ready, Couples Counseling Can Help
The good news is that couples counseling does work and can help. I help couples reconnect and find joy, love and excitement in their relationship again all of the time. Our counseling sessions are structured for change. I’ll ask that you as a couple begin to relate differently in session and practice the new communication strategies in my office. However, it’s important to note that in order to see change each partner has to be willing to do the work. Are you ready to get your relationship or marriage back? Isn’t your happiness worth it?
Begin Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy in Paoli, PA
Are you having communication difficulties with your partner? Coping with infidelity? New parents trying to figure out how to navigate through parenthood AND marriage? Struggling to resolve conflict or increase intimacy? Working hard to stay in a relationship or learning how to let go of one?
Whether you are dating, thinking about getting married, having a 7-year itch, an empty nester or have been married long-term, I am here to work with you to repair your relationship. As a therapist who specializes in couples counseling, I’d love to help you improve your relationship! Your relationship doesn’t have to stay stuck. Contact me today for your free phone consultation.
My couples counseling office is located in Paoli, PA in Chester County if you take the Main Line out of Philadelphia. I also occasionally offer in home marriage counseling services in the area when requested.
Visit the FAQS page for more information on warning signs of a relationship in trouble.
About the Therapist
Natalie Nesbitt, MS, LPC, NCC is a therapist who loves working with couples! Helping them find the passion in their relationship; remove blocks that are keeping them from being their best; learning to have a marriage they have only dreamed. Providing therapy in a private boutique counseling setting in Paoli, Pennsylvania, conveniently located on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia. Natalie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She’s also encouraged and empowered many wives and mothers to follow their goals of being a stay-at-home mom or a working mom. She has helped countless couples save their marriages and/or relationships and come back from the deepest of betrayals.
Reach out today for a 15-minute free phone consultation!