Couples Counseling

Do You Feel:

  • Like you no longer know or respect your spouse?
  • You and your spouse no longer communicate?
  • You both argue over insignificant issues?
  • Intimacy and passion is a thing of the past?
  • Blending two families into one is extremely challenging?
  • Trying to recover from your spouse’s affair feels impossible?

If you identify with any of the bullet points above, you’re not alone…

There may be recurring problems in the relationship that they just can’t seem to get past on their own. Couples therapy can give a new perspective and identify each partner’s role in unhealthy patterns. You may begin by pointing a finger at your partner but ideally you will also grow to understand your own contribution. When each partner begins to ‘own’ their part, great progress can be made. My goal is to help couples get back on track by conducting a thorough assessment of their marriage. I will explore how you met, how your relationship progressed and eventually come to understand where it went off the rails. I will ask each partner to complete a Gottman Survey to help identify areas within the marriage that need specific attention. Through our time together, you both will learn not only about each other, you’ll come to learn a lot about yourselves. I look forward in working with you to put your marriage back together.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Couples Counseling

Prior to your first appointment, there will be a number of forms you must fill out online. The first session can last between 50 and 60 minutes. I will will review the completed forms with you and will answer any questions you may have. We will talk about your concerns and what you hope to accomplish through therapy. If you are brining in your teen for therapy, the parents may be invited to join the session for the last 5-10 minutes at which time we will discuss if you both think I’m a good fit for your teen and family.

Therapy sessions are typically 45-50 minutes, while groups run longer per session. You will typically meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on your needs. Typically, most clients meet with their therapist 6-10 sessions, however, together we will decide the best course of treatment.

Counseling is not a quick cure for your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and concerns; to examine your options; and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set. Therapy, like life, is a process. I strive to help you learn to trust this.

Here are some of the issues I provide treatment for:

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  • Abandonment
  • Athletic Pressure
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Issues
  • Peer Pressure
  • Loneliness
  • Loss of friend or family member
  • Low self-esteem
  • Parent separation
  • Problems with Peers
  • School Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress