When both members of a couple are concerned about relationship issues, couples therapy can help improve communication and provide a safe environment for the couple to discuss important decisions. For some couples, therapy strengthens the relationship and results in more positive feelings and behaviors. For other couples, therapy may lead to a mutually-beneficial decision to end the relationship. Regardless of the outcome, couples therapy is most effective when both members of a couple are motivated to seek help and are willing to be open and honest about their concerns. The UNCG Psychology Clinic provides evidence-based approaches to couples therapy.