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Couples Therapy

Helping couples heal from emotional wounds and develop more connected and secure relationships.

Has your relationship become a lonely place?

Maybe a big “blow-up” or betrayal has happened, or perhaps your children have begun asking why Mom and Dad fight so much. You may be struggling to connect emotionally and physically, or simply are feeling tired of having the same fight again and again.
Whatever it is that you’re experiencing, you’re beginning to notice the impact of this in every facet of your life:
● There's an absence of joy at home● You're not setting the example you hope to for your kids● Your individual mental health is suffering● You are having a hard time focusing on anything else

It may feel impossible now, but you can get out of these negative patterns. You can heal past hurts. You can deepen your connection. And I can help you get there.

Couples Therapy with me can help you:

    Better understand yourself, your partner, and the dynamics keeping you stuck
    Heal past hurts and betrayals that have occured
    Learn how to communicate well with one another
    Develop the ability to manage conflict more effectively
    Build a secure connection that can be a resource to your well-being, not a detriment

It’s time to make your relationship the safest place to be.

I’ll help you and your partner through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. My approach to therapy is driven by my beliefs : we are wired for connection and everyone deserves to be fully known and deeply loved.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are therapy sessions confidential?

    Aside from a few mandated exceptions such as: suspected child/elder/dependent adult abuse and imminent safety concerns, what you share with me, stays with me. This includes any of your identifying information and even the fact that you are coming to therapy. I know the courage it takes to show up with openness and honesty to sessions, thus I take confidentiality very seriously in my practice. 
    I’m here if I can answer any further questions for you.

  • What if I want to start couples therapy, but my partner doesn't?

    I know this can be tough when you are feeling ready to work on the relationship, but your partner has some hesitations. Couples therapy does ultimately require both partners to participate, but I often work with couples where there is some resistance from either one or both partners at the beginning. In our consultation phone call we can talk more about your specific situation and determine together what makes the most sense. Sometimes individual therapy is a great way to start. As one partner takes positive action, relational dynamics can greatly improve.

  • If we need couples therapy early in our relationship, does that mean we aren't compatible?

    Absolutely not! I have the utmost respect for couples that are early on in their relationships and want to be proactive about correcting negative dynamics before they become entrenched. All relationships face challenges at different points, so if you are seeking help now, that just tells me you are intentional and committed to relational growth.

  • How do I get started?

    Click here to schedule you free 20-minute consultation phone call. If you don't see a time that works for you, feel free to call or email me directly!