We long for connection and relationships. Intimate relationships can bring fulfillment to our lives and other times they can be challenging and draining.
If you are experiencing increasing conflicts, find you are not communicating well, are having trouble respecting differences, have blended family challenges, have parenting challenges, are recovering from an affair, couples therapy can help provide support, communication tools and help for rebuilding trust and security in your relationship to bring you closer together.
Each partner has their unique perspective about the problem and the relationship, and I will ensure that both partners feel heard and understood. When working with couples, I often see them stuck in interaction patterns that seem difficult to change. I use principles from Emotionally-Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method to help identify ineffective communication patterns, and learn ways to improve connection, emotional and sexual intimacy, and satisfaction.
Common couples issues I have experience in:
- Communication breakdown; communication gridlock
- Improving emotional and physical intimacy
- Control and equality issues
- Rebuilding trust after an affair
- Sexual Issues: erectile difficulties, discrepancy in sexual desire (low, high or none …and many more.