Manage conflict, improve communication, rebuild friendship, trust and intimacy.
Personalized support guided by thorough assessments.
So many couples are stuck in repetitive patterns of unhelpful communication, dynamics of one pursuing while the other distances, difficulties accepting influence from one another, opposing views on the helpfulness of articulating emotions, and difficulties with intimacy.
Should you choose to work with me, you will gain insight into the origins and ongoing reinforcers of the problems within your relationship. With the gradual introduction of strategies for conflict resolution, building friendship and trust, and deepening your sense of connection through shared dreams and meaningful goals; you will find greater relationship satisfaction. This often lends itself to a sense of security, knowing you are building protective factors against the variables that often lead to failed relationships.
The type of therapeutic environment I offer is one of openness, compassion, non-judgment, and gentle direction toward the complex truths of what is causing dissatisfaction and distress within your relationship.
I am Levels I and II of the Gottman Method trained and use Gottman Connect, an in depth assessment tool offered by providers approved by the Gottman Institute.
If you are confused as to where to begin consider starting with a free 15 minute consultation. I will listen to your concerns and provide initial feedback on how I can help.
Questions about session structure? See below for an in depth description.
Learn more about my professional background here
Reference the resources section below for more on the Gottman Method as well as additional resources I utilize.
Assessment & Sessions Structure
Gottman Connect Assessment tool & intake session.
Learn about your strengths and areas in need of growth.
Couples Therapy Sessions
Initial therapy sessions are recommended on a weekly or twice weekly basis, depending on needs.
Duration is difficult to predict, however most couples are ready to transition to less frequency in as little as one month.
Therapy for Ongoing Support
Prevention is key for long term success. It is recommended that you meet once monthly for a period of time, individualized to you, once initial therapy has completed.
This is to prevent the return of any relationship concerns that were addressed during therapy.
Gottman methods for couples:
Additional resources for affairs, forgiveness vs. acceptance & rebuilding trust: