Therapy for Couples and Relationships
Contrary to what fairy tales may try to sell us, a couple isn’t a single unit. You’re not just a couple of puzzle pieces that are supposed to fit together perfectly.
A couple is made up of two very different people with two very different sets of emotional and physical needs. That’s why I’ll never treat you as a “package deal”, for lack of a better word. I want to give you the opportunity to express your goals and desires both together and separately in couples therapy.
My most popular couples’ therapy “package deal” (pun intended) that embodies this is a little something I call my Comprehensive Couples Assessment. This sets the groundwork for your personalized therapy experience, and will set the tone for how you’ll decide to approach the direction of the rest of our time together.
The Comprehensive Couples Assessment happens in only four visits:
- You both come in together.
- One of you comes in without the other.
- The other comes in without the other.
- And finally, you both come in together again.
Sound simple enough? Talk to me today about how we can make this work for you and your partner.
Specialty areas include:
- communication – feeling heard/getting your needs met through compassionate listening
- sexual disconnect or dissatisfaction, infidelity
- parenting style differences
- financial differences
- feeling respected/feeling cherished/feeling loved/feeling worthy
- in-laws involvement
- unhealthy fight cycles
- emotional regulation
- money matters
- Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson.
- Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships by Dr. Sue Johnson.
- Emotionally Focuses Couples Therapy for Dummies by Brent Bradley, PhD, and James Furrow, PhD