Are you experiencing a disconnect with your partner or lingering conflict in your relationship? Do you continuously feel underappreciated, undervalued, or under-loved? Is it becoming increasingly challenging for you to be around your partner? Are you unable to manage your relationships with your partner, children, and other loved ones?
All couples—even those in healthy relationships—encounter conflict, stress and low points. Between work responsibilities, parenting duties, socializing events, hobbies and personal care, it is difficult to carve out a designated time for partners to connect and destress together. Often, relational challenges can be resolved through successful communication. When there is a breakdown in communication unspoken conflicts, fueled by past pain can get in the way of feeling deeply connected to our partners, and the relationship might start to feel unsafe. This erodes trust between partners and the relational bond might feel lost.
The good news is that with the help of a couples therapist, you and your partner have the chance to rebuild and reinvigorate your bond. Couples counseling can help the two of you understand each other’s needs and work toward a fulfilling future.
Couples counseling often gives you an external perspective into the relationship and helps you understand relational dynamics in a safe environment. My goal is to help couples communicate more effectively, learn to address differences, and help repair and lingering traumas or emotional wounds.
How I Work with Couples
Couples therapy helps partners learn more about each other and how they may have changed over time. My approach starts with learning more about each partner and their goals. I often plan individual sessions to interview partners and then devise a customized plan along with therapeutic goals for you. I use various treatment modalities, including Imago Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and the Gottman Method to rebuild your relationship. Under my guidance, you will learn to communicate and work out pain points to uncover the root cause of the problems you’re experiencing.
It’s also possible that a recent betrayal or infidelity has sparked anger, sadness and stress in your relationship. If so, your therapist will help address the betrayal in a thoughtful way, allowing both of you to share your feelings in order to gain a deeper understanding of each other’s perspective.
As the treatment progresses, partners learn to become more empathetic, communicate better, and even argue in a healthier and more productive way. My goal is that you leave feeling empowered after each session and are able to express your love more freely with your partner, so that ultimately, you can gain a deeper and more satisfying love for each other.
Book an appointment today and take the first step towards solidifying your relationship.