Romantic Walk in Sunset

Providing couples counseling for all kinds of couples  (dating, living together, engaged, married, opposite and same sex) experiencing the following:

  • Lack of communication or problems communicating well with each another

  • Not feeling respected or appreciated

  • Not feeling loved

  • Coping with the after math of infidelity

  • Loss of trust in your partner 

  • Lack of emotional connection to each other

  • Too much arguing

  • Parenting disagreements

  • "Falling out of love"

  • Feeling "he/she does not understand me"

  • Not getting your needs met in the relationship

Whether you are looking to strengthen your relationship or seeking therapy due to concerns about the relationship, I am here to help. When your relationship with the most important person in your life is difficult, other areas of your life are affected as well, and life becomes lonely. Whether you are dealing with lack of communication, too much fighting, lack of connection, or infidelity, you and your partner can benefit from counseling. 

 

During the first session or two, we will explore the areas of strength in your relationship, and the challenges you are currently facing. We will track the cycle you are currently stuck in and identify the behaviors that are needed to change in order for you to have a more meaningful and connected relationship. Through therapy, you will learn more effective ways of communicating with each other, learn to understand one another and rekindle the love and passion in your relationship.  

In working with couples, I use techniques from Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and the Gottman Method. Both are very structured and successful therapeutic approaches for the treatment of couples and relationships. 

What is Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is a structures and short term therapy approach to treating relationships. It was developed in the 1980's by Dr. Sue Johnson and is based on the science of adult attachment and bonding. In EFT we explore cycles of interactions by the couple, and identify negative or unhelpful behaviors. By exploring attachment styles, primary and secondary feelings, I assist the couple understand the reason for each partner's behavior, and learn new ways of interacting within the relationship.  

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What is The Gottman Method?

The Gottman method was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman following decades of research about relationships. The method integrates research based interventions and has high success rates. It focuses on improving communication between the couple by getting them "unstuck", increasing affection and respect for one another, and increasing intimacy and connection.  

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