MaryBeth Lorence, M.S., LMFT #113214
327 N. San Mateo Dr, Suite 7-D, San Mateo, CA 94401
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, based in Menlo Park. I have also had training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and AEDPfC (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for Couples).
I help couples with:
Distance and withholding
Decision-making (stay together/break up)
Disagreements over finances
Infidelity and affairs
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