Couples seek therapy for many different reasons, the most common being difficulty communicating with one another. When communication breaks down, more deeply entrenched and painful issues like power struggles, feeling alone or isolated, fear of intimacy or built-up resentments arise. Partners no longer work together toward a common goal of connection, but trigger one another in painful ways that can make each feel vulnerable, scared or shut down. Couples therapy can be very helpful when a couple finds themselves in negative behavior patterns or emotional disconnection.
I help couples understand not only each individual’s part in the relationship dance, but also the complex dynamic of the relationship system. The therapy process is geared toward empowering individuality while also cultivating a deeper relationship as a couple. This process fosters increased trust, safety and communication. Partners learn how to speak to, and listen to, one another with more compassion for a more mutual, grounded and fulfilling relationship.
I work with couples to address a wide range of issues, some of which are:
- Lack of intimacy
- LGBT relationship issues
- Parenting issues/alternative family system issues
- Multi-generational family issues
- Grief and Loss
I provide a gentle and nurturing atmosphere for exploration into, and healing of, emotional discord, and help couples learn to bring meaningful attention to their relationship. With warmth, authenticity, and compassion I support couples as they build upon, and deepen, their connection.