Many couples reach out to me in a moment of crisis. Others seek help because they are tired of repeating old patterns that prevent them from having the relationship they want. In both cases, the situation becomes an opportunity to enhance communication and mutual understanding. Through our work together, the partners develop relationship skills they can use to deal with the immediate problem and to strengthen their relationship in the future.
I create a safe space in which you can express and understand your feelings with empathy and sensitivity. In your sessions, you can expect to have conversations that emphasize constructive communication, compassion, and empathy. I will teach you skills you can begin using immediately. As you use those skills, you’ll find you agree more often, work together more effectively, and get on the same page about your goals much faster.
Common issues couples seek help with include:
- Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
- Balance (Work/Life/Family)
- Blended Families
- Chronic Illness
- Extended Family
- Mental Illness
In addition to working on serious issues, couples therapy can help you have more fun together. When you feel a solid trusting connection with your partner, it’s easier to cultivate a sense of joy and intimacy with each other.
Some people are reluctant to enter couples therapy because they think it means their relationship might be broken or unfixable. Actually, the opposite is true. Seeking couples therapy is a sign of health. In fact, the majority of couples who engage in evidence-based couples therapy regain a happy, healthy relationship, with resources and tools to help them maintain it for years to come. All relationships go through tough times, and all relationships have the potential to grow and benefit from couples counseling.