WHY COUPLES THERAPY?

Relationships are the place where we are put to the test, and most couples are tested at some point in their lives together. Whether your relationship is in a difficult phase, healing from a past issue, in prevention-mode, or setting intentions for the future, Couples Therapy provides you with both space & time to pull important conversations out from under the rug. Most couples lead busy lives, and are often too wiped-out to sit down to discuss their relationship after a long day at work, or during precious weekend time. This is where your work with me comes in. We will set aside the time, reaffirm that your connection is important, and the rewarding work of Couples Therapy will begin. 

In relationships, our well-worn grooves, coping strategies, and patterning around communication show up with magnification. It can be challenging in all stages of relationships for couples to locate empathy for one another, and practice respectful communication. Especially in the face of evolving stressors or mounting resentments. Integrative Couples Therapy is a caring and proactive way to approach differences with intentionality. In a neutral environment that values deeply listening to one another, you will significantly strengthen and improve your relationship. By identifying and incorporating a shared set of tools, I will guide you to skillfully attend to your relationship, and experience tangible growth.

WHAT ISSUES CAN YOU BRING TO COUPLES THERAPY?

BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP ...
-Make a commitment to your relationship
-Create healthy rhythms & routines that support both of you separately, and as a couple
-Develop & maintain open communication
-Cultivate attuned listening
-Transform arguing into respectful dialogue
-Re-pattern blaming and shaming
-Understand your dynamic as a couple
-Focus on the patterns you would like to change
-Respect the introvert & the extrovert within your relationship

MARRIAGE, CHILDREN + CO-PARENTING ...
-Decide whether or not to marry
-Prepare for marriage
-Decide whether or not to have children
-Negotiate the changes that occur during pregnancy
-Move through differences in your relationship after the birth of your child/children
-Navigate IUI/IVF, egg donation, surrogate birthing
-Process and grieve unexpected challenges which arise due to miscarriage, stillbirth, the loss of a pregnancy/baby, SIDS
-Receive support for Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
-Navigate co-parenting across all ages & stages
-Redesign co-parenting following a separation or divorce

RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES + STRESSORS ...
-Work through the effects of financial strain
-Process stressors caused by an illness or the death of a family member
-Rebuild connection and intimacy in long-term relationships
-Heal from infidelity
-Explore sex and sexuality
-Unplug from technology and rediscover intimacy
-Build and navigate open/polyamorous relationships
-Maintain sobriety & recovery from addiction within your relationship
-Separate/divorce with integrity and respect
-Structure cooperative co-parenting during a separation or after a divorce
-Move from parenting at home to an 'empty nest'

AND ...
-Any other issue/s that you would like to address in your relationship that is not included here
-I welcome ALL couples to my practice, maintaining a safe space for LGBTQI relationships and families.

HOW IS COUPLES THERAPY STRUCTURED?

I meet with couples in a 90 minute session format. The frequency of our sessions will be determined based upon the issues that you are seeking to address in therapy.

WILL COUPLES THERAPY LAST FOREVER?

No! Couples Therapy lasts as long as it takes to find solutions and create healing. Some couples find that their relationship benefits from regular tune-ups once the issues at hand are resolved. 

NOTE ...

Couples Therapy sessions vary in length and frequency depending upon your needs, your schedule, and your finances. Visit WORK WITH ME to learn more about how I work with Insurance Companies to support your reimbursement for our sessions.