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Couples Counseling

  • Do you and your partner keep running into the same roadblocks when communicating with each other?
  • Do you feel that stress and not having enough time in the day has put a distance between the two of you?
  • Have either of you had an infidelity in your relationship and do not know how to recover?
  • Do you just want to be connected to your partner again?

I can help the two of you communicate effectively, heal and recover from infidelity, dissolve relational distress and connect on a deeper level, close any gap of distance to prevent loneliness and heal from past and present hurt.

Approach

I typically work from the emotionally focused therapy approach (i.e., EFT) along with incorporating the body/mind Psychotherapy approach.

EFT is an approach to couples therapy and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to look into what is happening in couple relationships. Typically, when our partner does something that intensely upsets us, it usually means they poked one of our old wounds. In therapy, we address what comes up when your partner does said things, help you partner empathize with your wounds, which in turns helps them to understand that it’s not just about them creating problems (when someone thinks they are entirely to blame they retreat into a safe spot of defensiveness) so they can turn to you and help you heal and work toward reacting/responding in a different way, and vice versa.

Body/Mind Psychotherapy is a somatic-cognitive approach to therapy that incorporates elements of physiology, psychotherapy, and mindfulness. Have you ever heard of the saying, "the issues are in the tissues?" Stress and trauma not only affect the brain, but also the nervous system, which can result in a whole range of physical symptoms - this is why it is essential to engage not only the mind, but the body to heal.

Higher Success Rate

If you are seeking a counselor, it’s a sign that you are ready to learn, heal and grow. Don’t wait till it’s too late. Couples who seek help earlier in their relationship have a much higher success rate.