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My solution-focused orientation and cognitive-behavioral approach help individuals
and couples learn specific techniques for conflict resolution, improved
communication, and exploring resolutions to problems stemming from family and
My training in relationship therapy provides counseling for couples in all stages of
relationship from early commitment, to married couples going through difficult
times. I work with couples individually and as a pair, as needed. Symptoms of
depression and anxiety, which often result from problems in a relationship, may
lessen and disappear as the therapy process progresses and you will feel better
about yourself and your future.
Therapy is the perfect place for couples to grow and learn new skills that will
enhance their lives. Couples often get stuck in patterns of relating that undermine
the building of intimacy and connection. You or your partner might feel alone and
powerless in the relationship. Couples therapy can help identify stumbling blocks
and build on current strengths.
At the heart of a couple's relationship lies the opportunity for each person to
express themselves and feel that they are heard and understood. When couples
feel "known in their hearts”, the couple experiences a freedom, which enhances
every aspect of the relationship. At this point, trust, loyalty, commitment, and
love can flourish.
Couples start out with hope, acceptance, belonging, deep passion, and share
dreams of a lasting bond. Over time, these qualities often collide with the realities
of life. When each partner’s needs are not met, anger is generated that divides
the couple. Feelings of judgment overshadow acceptance and loneliness erodes
the couple’s sense of togetherness.
As a therapist, I focus on what is happening in the moment. Areas of conflict and
disagreement are used as entry points into conversations that expand the
relationship, increase empathy, compassion and provide increased intimacy.
By identifying shared values, couples can learn new skills to navigate through
conflict. In this atmosphere of safety, a couple can find renewed passion,
nurturance, warmth, fun and fulfillment.
- Premarital Counseling
- Sexual Problems
- Learning Differences
- Sibling Issues
- Chronic Illness
- Mid-Life Changes
- Substance Abuse
- Addictions (Sexual, Alcohol, Drug, Food, Work, Internet)
Please call or email me for an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.