Couples therapy, helps couples — married or not — understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples therapy gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.Couples therapy can be short term. You may need only a few sessions to help you weather a crisis. Or you may need couples therapy for several months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated. As with individual psychotherapy, you typically see a marriage counselor or therapist once a week. Dr. Beth Firestein is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Loveland, Colorado. She has 25 years of experience in counseling individuals, couples, partners, and families. To read more about her services and accreditations visit www.bethfirestein.com or call 970-635-9116 to speak to her directly.