Married, Long-Term Relationship, Engaged or Dating
Couples counseling may be key to a more successful and healthier relationship. Working together, we can explore your expectations, goals, hopes and dreams.
- Do you and your partner have arguments that seem to go unresolved?
- Do you feel emotionally disconnected?
- Do you desire more affection and intimacy?
- Have you experienced infidelity or betrayal?
- Would you like to find healthier ways to resolve conflict?
- Would you like to enhance what is working?
Healthy relationships, by nature, require you and your partner to talk about everything – no matter how awkward or uncomfortable. I can help you to be more understanding and express more empathy — hopefully with some humor tossed in!
“To make a relationship last; Couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict and create ways to support each other’s hopes and dreams.” – John Gottman
We can also discover your negative cycles that take place within your relationship. I’ll help you restructure your interactions by helping you talk about your fears in the relationship. You can learn to speak to one another in a way that brings you closer and not pushing each other away.
“Emotional dependency is not immature or pathological; it is our greatest strength.” – Sue Johnson
We can, with being complete honesty and openness, explore your most difficult and troubling issues. Together we’ll create a model that will allow for your relationship to work in a healthier way.
Part of this process is understanding unhealthy patterns of behavior, family of origin issues, gaining insights and new perspectives. I will help you combine and implement healthy relationship skills to create a meaningful partnership.
“The rule that surpasses all rules is that you must be connected, willing to see what’s in front of you, and willing to move if what you’re doing isn’t working.” – Terry Real
I will use a combination of these methods or one you feel best fits your relationship goals, expectations and needs.