MARRIAGE COUNSELING & COUPLES COUNSELING
As a marriage counselor, I work with couples, partnerships, and intimate relationships at any stage of their relationship. Couples often seek out counseling to learn how to express their needs and desires better, how to communicate more effectively with one another, how to confront fears or resolve conflict, or simply how to organize their lives differently. With compassion and support, I can help couples achieve their goals using a variety of approaches.
For couples considering long-term commitment or marriage, premarital counseling can be helpful to examine and understand one's core beliefs and values as well as expectations about the relationship and the future.
COMMUNICATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Other couples may wish to talk through big decisions, like jobs, moves, or whether and how to have children, to deal with infidelity, or to discuss things that they would like to change or improve about their relationship.
INTIMACY & CONNECTION
Some couples want to increase their connection. They worry that they have grown apart, that they are not feeling loved, that they no longer feel in love with their partner, or that they do not feel important to the other partner. I can help you create more intimacy and connection -- recover that sense of "us-ness" -- and thereby a more fulfilling relationship and meaningful life together.
INFIDELITY & AFFAIRS
Some couples need help to constructively deal with infidelity, whether emotional or physical affairs. Therapy can help couples discern if ending the relationship or working on the relationship is the best course. As devastating as infidelity is, for many couples, therapy can help them build a stronger, more resilient, and more intimate relationship than before.
Couples face a number of important transitions over the course of their relationship, including adjusting to the first years of moving in together, adapting to parenthood, navigating an empty nest after the kids leave the house, juggling the care of aging parents while supporting your own children, struggling with fertility and pregnancy, and navigating health crisis. Therapy can helpful couples successfully navigate transitions and getting support during challenging times.
SEPARATION & DIVORCE
For couples who have decided to separate or divorce, couples therapy can be helpful for managing difficult feelings and making good decisions about how to handle the transition.
Contact us to schedule a time.