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Couples Counseling

Are you tired of having the same fights over and over again?

Has your relationship become a source of stress,
rather than a source of joy and support like it used to be?

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Relationships are hard.

Navigating the challenging terrain of a romantic relationship can be overwhelming and exhausting. Intimate relationships bring up our deepest vulnerabilities and force us to see parts of ourselves we may not have even known were there. Most of us never learned how to be with the difficult emotions that inevitably come up in relationships, and when these emotions are not tended to, we can end up saying or doing things that get us further away from the loving connection that we actually want.

 

Something different is possible.

I'm guessing that you're longing to feel the love and support that you felt at the beginning of your relationship. And that you're feeling discouraged that you'll ever find a way through this together. You're reaching out because you still have at least some hope that something different is possible.

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I'm so glad you're here, and I can help.

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How it Works

In couples counseling, I begin by creating a safe space for you and your partner to come together to talk openly and honestly about the issues in your relationship that are troubling you. I will listen empathically to each of you and help you each identify what your feelings and needs are. I will support you in rebuilding or nurturing your connection through deeply hearing and understanding one another, and I will help you communicate authentically and empathically with each other, so you can work together to find solutions that are mutually satisfying.

Couples Counseling will help you:

  • Improve communication skills

  • Deepen intimacy

  • Understand your own and your partner's motivations better

  • Gain clarity about significant decisions

  • Learn tools for resolving conflicts more effectively

  • Spend more time enjoying each other and less time fighting

 
 

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Couples Counseling

My office is a safe space for folks who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, and any orientation not listed here. Heterosexual folks are welcome, too! I am also poly-friendly.

My Approach

My approach to couples counseling is rooted in my extensive training in Nonviolent Communication and is also informed by what I have learned from three of the most prominent trainers in couples therapy: Dr. Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples) and Drs. John and Julie Gottman (Gottman Method Couples Therapy). I completed Level 1 training with John and Julie Gottman, and I am an approved member who can administer The Gottman Relationship Checkup.

 

Schedule Your Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation

 

"Could a greater miracle take place, than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"

- Henry David Thoreau