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Relationship and Dating Counseling in Austin, Texas

At Relationships Matter Austin, our licensed counselors will support you through the ups and downs of the dating process.

Are you tired and frustrated with dating?

Would you like to discover your biggest strengths in the dating world?

Are there negative relationship patterns that follow you from one dating partner to the next?

Would you like to uncover the “missing link” to your relationship happiness?

We understand the struggles of online dating and finding someone you are compatible with.

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When relationships struggle or end, it hurts. That hurt can be all consuming and disrupt every aspect of your life including how you feel about yourself. You may feel hopeless and believe that the strife and pain you feel will never end. You may feel stuck and unable to change a relationship where you feel alone, emotionally triggered and activated, undervalued or even abused.

You may have tried again and again to change the negative relationship patterns that follow you from one dating partner to the next. You seem to make the same mistakes, and you are struggling to make your relationships happy and healthy.

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If you are single and dating, you may be in search of a meaningful relationship but can’t seem to find the right partner, or you are having a hard time “committing”. 

Dating is not always the adventurous journey it is portrayed to be. It can often feel like a rollercoaster ride with emotional ups and downs, twists and turns, and highs and lows. Dating today is in many ways more complicated, more stressful and overwhelming.  This can be especially so due to the availability of dating apps, with the lack of knowing about your date which can create uncertainty and even fear.

But dating really doesn’t have to be so stressful.

At Relationships Matter Austin, we have experienced counselors who can help you identify what you truly want out of a date and a relationship down the road.

Dating is a journey and we can help you make it a more enjoyable one. You have the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and enhance your life as a whole.

We provide a safe space, free from the outside world and judgment to talk about your relationships and dating issues

Whether you are single and dating or in a relationship, we can show you how to “do love well” and find the relationship you desire.

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Relationship & Dating Counseling- Frequently Asked Questions

How can counseling help me as I am dating?

Let’s face it. Dating can be stressful and overwhelming at times. Counseling can help you can gain more awareness of your wants and needs in a relationship, identify the values that are important for you and that you desire in a partner, provide emotional support and encouragement for you during the ups and downs of dating, and build tools to better assess your dating style and decision-making.

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How will counseling affect my schedule? 

We make it easy! We have online scheduling and convenient appointment times to fit your schedule. Your sessions will be tailor made to suit your lifestyle and needs. You’ll be assigned a dedicated therapist that will work with you at a pace best suited for you.

How is therapy different than talking to my friends and family?

While friends and family mean well and may be supportive of us and our efforts to improve our situation, they may not be able to provide the objective, nonjudgmental support that a therapist can. Your therapist is a licensed clinician with training to listen and support you in making the changes that work for you. Often times family and friends will give advice and tell us what they would do in a similar situation instead of helping us reflect on what we want and need. Sometimes, we are dealing with a personal matter or having relationship difficulties and do not feel comfortable sharing that with those who are close to us.

The dating process can be more enjoyable! Take time to discover new things about yourself and have more confidence as you meet potential partners.

“Dating is really hard because everyone puts on a front. It’s really difficult to see who is who, so it is important to be yourself.” – Brooke Burke

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