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Couples come to therapy to address a number of problems, from feeling unnoticed to feeling criticized, acting unfaithfully or acting withdrawn, and being distant or being too close. Many of my clients say that they feel resentful or have stopped caring about their partner after months or years of feeling unheard and uncared for, and although part of them still wants to make things better, they don't know how to forgive their partner or move forward in a healthier way. My specialized training in couples therapy allows me to help couples no matter what problem they face, and I utilize several couples therapy approaches and interventions, tailored to best fit what the couple is seeking and needing.
Within couples work, I specialize in working with men who know that their relationship needs changing but don’t know how to fix things. Many are anxious or ambivalent about therapy and have resisted it for some time. They eventually find themselves in couples treatment because their relationship is at a breaking point, and usually arrive to the first session feeling worried and guarded. While our society fosters women’s emotional vulnerability, it silences men’s, and engaging in therapy can be difficult as a result. However, in my work I focus on helping male partners become comfortable openly sharing their feelings, hearing feedback from their partners, and engaging in couples therapy without anger, fear, or defensiveness.
Couples therapy is often shorter term than individual work, but consistent sessions at the onset of treatment allow you and your partner to make quick progress while also giving you the opportunity to apply what you have learned between meetings. Sessions can be reduced to biweekly or monthly, giving you and your partner the opportunity to practice skills and strengthen your relationship with continued support. If you want more intensive, short-term work, you may prefer couples coaching.
No couple starts a relationship expecting it to become miserable.
Through communication and understanding, you can get back to feeling
loved, happy, and secure in your relationship.
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Common reasons that couples seek treatment are:
Intense Conflict and Volatility
Volatile conflicts that are impacting day-to-day functioning
Poor communication and frequent misunderstandings
Inability to effectively resolve arguments
Emotional Distance and Loneliness
Lack of emotional intimacy
Difficulty communicating feelings or being vulnerable with your partner
Feeling unappreciated, angry, or alone in your relationship
Crises or Time-Sensitive Issues
Mistrust, infidelity, or insecurity in your partnership
Deciding about breakup or divorce
Incompatible life goals