Couple and Family Therapy
Relationships evolve. As they evolve, the individuals in a couple may grow closer together or find themselves drifting apart. Often, one partner in the drifiting-apart couple may be the one to initiate the idea of therapy.
My role is not to referee or decide who is “right” and
who is “wrong.”
As a couple therapist, I help you both to address and understand patterns of communication and intimacy that may be interfering with your growth. I help you recognize how past feelings and vulnerabilities may be emerging in your current relationship and guide you toward expressing these emotions in ways that encourage bonding.
However, you may be contemplating, or have already decided, to separate. I can help guide you through the decision-making process and/or separation process by facilitating difficult conversations and assuring that each of you gets heard.
I have completed training with the Couple's Institute.
I have also had training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems) for couples and Schema Therapy for Couples.
Family! Perhaps the longest, most influential relationships you’ll ever have. By the time you reach adulthood,
you may think that your problematic interactions with family members are so entrenched that there is little
hope for change.
But you also long for something different: Better understanding, better communication, a closer bond.
As a therapist working with adult family pairs, I can help you both identify unhealthy patterns you’ve been stuck in and work with you on ways to shift those patterns. I will guide you toward a place where you can hear each other without defensiveness or blame. Healing the relationship between two family members has the potential to not only bring each of you peace of mind, but can provide positive change to the greater family structure.
I help couples with:
Distance and withholding
Decision-making (stay together/break up)
Disagreements over finances
Infidelity and affairs
.... and more
Adult Pairs (also known as Dyads) may include, but are not limited to:
Adult Child (over the age of 17) and Parent