Couples Counseling

Welcome! Please explore my site for information about me and the services I provide. I offer complimentary phone consultations in order to see if we are a good fit for the work you hope to accomplish. I look forward to meeting you and helping you in whatever way I can.

I specialize in Couples Counseling. Relationships consist of a complex web of roles and dynamics. When we are in a relationship, we are partners in at least a dozen different domains. Even the strongest of relationships can benefit from counseling.

What To Expect

We will begin by working on the immediate challenges that bring you to therapy in order to bring relief and diminish tension and arguing. I will assist each partner to express their thoughts and feelings in an effective way through coaching and teaching communication skills, healthy ways to express disagreement and respond to complaints and stop aggressive communication that only inflames the situation.

Once some stability has been reached, we will begin to strengthen the connection between partners. We will identify your individual love languages – ways your partner can make you feel loved and cared about. We will work together on creating a plan of activities to engage in to increase positive interactions.

We will work together to identify and shift old dynamics that are not benefiting the relationship. We will explore each individuals family of origin and early life experiences and how these are impacting the individual and thus the relationship in positive ways and ways that are no longer serving us. Once these ways of being and thinking have been made conscious, we will have the freedom to do things differently and respond rather than react. We will work collaboratively to create the relationship and family you want.

Sessions include discussion, use of a white board, the occasional reading material and structured dialogue. I used evidenced based practice, Cognitive Behavioral Tools, Mindfulness and creative tools from Art Therapy.

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