Couples & Marriage Counseling
Feeling exhausted and full of resentment or, worse, indifference with your relationship? Have years gone by with too little intimacy and connection? Are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (i.e., criticism, contempt, stonewalling and defensiveness) stampeding through your relationship? Feeling like roommates with very little communication between you?
Your relationship, for it to thrive, needs a total makeover: Relationship 2.0. Supercharge this new beginning by using the latest science on intimate partnerships and what differentiates the disasters from the masters.
I am a bulldog when it comes to fighting for your relationship. My clients love that I'm a "tell you how it is" therapist. I bring a realness to sessions and ensure that the voice of the relationship is heard.
Consequently, I take a unique approach to couples work. Unlike many couples counselors who orchestrate sessions as if doing individual therapy with two people in the room, which often contributes to failed treatment, I structure sessions based on solid assessment data. You can trust that your vital issues will be addressed and QUICKLY! I want to help you get to where you want to go as fast as possible. That's what makes me unique!
My Successful Couples
Most of the couples I serve experience overwhelming negative mind-chatter about their partners. They're lonely in their relationship, missing that time when they experienced a powerful emotional and spiritual connection. My successful couples are ready to take full responsibility for their part in improving the relationship. They want to see their partner with fresh eyes, renew the intimacy between them. They are courageous, eager, and deliberate.
The 3-Phases to Relationship 2.0
I use the Gottman Method to help my couples, which includes three phases. The first phase is the assessment, which includes a 90-minute initial meeting with both partners, and a separate 45-minute session with each partner (90-minutes). Second phase is a 90-minute feedback session. The third phase focuses on establishing Relationship 2.0. With laser focus, I zone in on what matters most so that you can get on with your happy lives!
You and your partner must complete an online assessment-the Gottman Relationship CHECKUP-prior to your individual session. This is like a physical exam of your relationship that provides vital information about what's working and what's not working.
While I have trained in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, you should know that I am completely independent in providing you with clinical services, and I, alone, am fully responsible for those services. The Gottman Institute or its agents have no responsibility for the services you receive.