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Couples Recovery Counseling

While addiction is often referred to as a “family disease,” current approaches in recovery do not provide treatments that address or account for the relationship between the person with an addiction and their partner. It’s time to change how we treat couples in recovery. To help move our clients from addiction to recovery, we know how to assess and treat addictive disorders, and use tools and strategies to help couples address addiction and support recovery. Outcome research informs us that couples counseling is more effective than individual therapy in identifying addiction and in moving the person with the addiction and family into recovery. (

We work with couples struggling with addiction as well as couples in recovery from alcohol, drugs, and/or behavioral addictions. It is important to have a therapist who specializes in addiction and recovery. Kirsten is trained in how to assess and treat addictive disorders and how to support couples in the process of recovery together. 

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“Addiction is a family disease. Let's work together to put you on the path to hope and healing.”
- Kirsten Banks, LPC, CPCS, CIP, CAI
Couples Recovery Counseling can help:
  • Identify addiction

  • Break through denial

  • Navigate the challenging road from active addiction to recovery

  • Improve conflict management skills

  • Learn the difference between “codependency” and “interdependency” and how to identify and set appropriate boundaries

  • Develop a relationship recovery, while supporting their partner’s recovery and strengthening their own individual recovery

  • Heal from the aftermath of addiction

  • Move toward wellness as individuals and as a couple

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