Marriage & Couples Counseling
Do you feel like you’re not being heard by your partner? Or not appreciated?
Is there an issue surrounding a lack of faithfulness, money, being a parent, the in-laws, or work?
Or maybe you’d both just love to connect on a deeper level?
What if you could have the relationship you’ve always craved?
If any of these sound like your relationship...
- You and your spouse don’t communicate honestly or with respect
- You, or your partner, have had a betrayal of trust
- You live like roommates rather than lovers
- You feel isolated and alone
- You are together only because of your children
- You’d love a wonderful life together
- You both genuinely want to improve your relationship
...Then couples counseling could be for you.
Whether aimed at addressing small issues or dealing with potentially relationship-breaking challenges, therapy can help you each feel valued, heard, and connected.
In the non-judgmental, supportive environment I provide, you and your partner’s individual wants and needs are combined with evidence-based techniques and therapies to build confidence, openness. and respect. We’ll work together to improve your relationship with each other for the long-haul.
By encouraging honest, empathetic communication and using strategies and techniques that aid hearing, healing, and clarity, couples counseling becomes an empowering process for both you and your partner.
Here is how the first four sessions work: For the first session, I see you both together to get a history of your relationship and your thoughts about what led to the current issues. The first session is 90 minutes unless you have been together for a short period of time, don’t have kids, and have few issues. If that’s the case, we can probably cover everything in a 45- or 60-minute session. After this session, I will send you an invite from the Gottman Institute to complete an assessment. This will show me the strengths as well as challenges in your relationship (the cost of the assessments is $39 per couple).
I will then see each of you for an individual session to get a further understanding of each of your perspectives. The individual sessions allow you to speak freely without your partner present. We will also explore your upbringing to see how this can be impacting your relationship, as well as go over any significant individual scales from the assessment.
We will then come back together for a couple's session where I will give you the results of the assessments. You will receive two summaries of the results, one from the Gottman Institute and one from me. I will then discuss my recommendations and treatment plan for the both of you and incorporate any other suggestions you may have...this is a collaborative effort. If you are both on board with the plan, we will then proceed to work on the challenges in your relationship.