21 Best Couples Counseling Exercises, Techniques, & Worksheets

In this article:

One of the most prominent sources of emotional distress is relationship conflict.
There is a direct correlation between anxiety, depression and addiction issues, and relationship stress (Lebow & Snyder, 2022).
It is no wonder that couples therapy has become increasingly popular. But what is interesting, is that cultural views of marriage and long-term relationships have shifted, making couples’ therapy more valuable than ever.
Couples have higher expectations of relationships in the 20th century and look to couples counseling for interpersonal happiness, sexual satisfaction, gender roles, and better friendships within marriage (Doherty, 2020).
Since couples therapy has evolved into a widely practiced form of psychotherapy, we take our magnifying glass to it and share insights into how it works, common techniques, exercises, and even training opportunities if you’d like to learn more.
Before you continue, we thought you might like to download our three Positive Relationships Exercises for free. These detailed, science-based exercises will help you or your clients build healthy, life-enriching relationships.

Recent Posts


How to Fuel Positive Change by Leveraging Episodic Memory

June 17, 2024

Some researchers believe that our memory didn’t evolve for us to only...

Read More

Secure Attachment Style: Why It Matters & How to Nurture It

June 14, 2024

Imagine a relationship where trust flows effortlessly, communication is a breeze, and...

Read More

Theory of Mind: How We Learn to Understand Each Other

June 12, 2024

As psychologists, coaches, therapists, and humans, we spend a great deal of...

Read More

The Science of Sleep: 7 Secrets for Better Wellbeing

June 10, 2024

Sleep is at once highly familiar—we all do it—and deeply mysterious; among...

Read More

Managing Chronic Loneliness When Aging: 23 Strategies

June 7, 2024

Chronic loneliness can affect us all at any point in our lifetimes,...

Read More

Vicarious Trauma: The Silent Impact on Therapists

June 5, 2024

Vicarious trauma refers to the impact of repetitive encounters with indirect trauma...

Read More

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Share this post with your friends