Are you and your partner struggling to feel passion and ease in your relationship? Are you stuck in the same argument loop? Are you wondering how to reawaken a meaningful and fun connection? Do you and your partner have mismatched sexual desires or feel uncomfortable even talking about sex?
Relationship difficulties are often inevitable, yet couples therapy can help support you and your partner in creating a relationship that works for both of you. Within couples therapy, you will learn to identify your negative interaction cycle and design a new dance that heals and energizes your relationship. You will learn how to communicate your thoughts, feelings, and needs to each other in a way that helps, not hurts. You will learn how to evolve within the relationship and alongside each other, so that you, your partner, and the relationship thrive.
Not all couples who seek couples therapy desire to continue their relationship. It takes courage to admit the relationship is coming to a close and to reach out for support to help with the process. Although the ending of a relationship can be agonizing and confusing, we can work together to consolidate what you have learned as a result of the relationship, to end things peacefully, and to transition into a different phase of life.
When working with couples, I use emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT) as well as Gottman's couples work. Both of these methods have been extensively researched in the context of couples dynamics. In particular, results of a meta-analysis indicated couples who participated in EFT experienced significant improvement and remarkable recovery rates from marriage distress.
I see couples from a wide range of backgrounds including racial, religious/spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. I also work with couples of varying sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationship structures.
Issues commonly addressed in couples therapy:
life transitions (e.g., new parents, empty nest)