The above questions are just a few situations that might have motivated you to take the first step in seeking change. I would like to give you more information to possibly assist in making a more informed decision regarding couples therapy.
I have learned over the years that if a couple does not know how to fix a reoccurring problem, the issue will seem insurmountable, it does not have to be. Couples therapy is about assessing and understanding the problem, developing new skills and practicing healthy interactions. Each couple will define the problems, concerns and goals. We then collaborate on the treatment plan and the type of therapy that will be most effective. From my experience, there are three components to effective couple’s counseling: the therapist, the type of therapy utilized and the commitment of the couple. Strength in all three components is essential for success.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of niche experience. I strive to help couples strengthen their self-awareness, overcome communication problems and to connect with one another. I incorporate specific types of therapy shown to be highly effective with couples. I continually maintain high standards of training and continuing education to maximize my effectiveness in therapy.
As your therapist, I am committed to helping you create and maintain results and to feel connected to yourself and your loved ones. I value the power of compassion, humor, simplicity and collaboration to overcome the obstacles you face.
Type of Therapy Utilized
I utilize two different types of therapy for couples: Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Gottman Method Couple Therapy. Please go to the area of services on the website to learn more about each therapy and watch videos to acquaint you further to the type of therapy that might be best for you and your partner.
Commitment of Couple
I work with couples that want to stay together. A couple that will commit to learning new skills, understanding the challenges faced, and growing the emotional connection. A couple will need to invest in counseling and their relationship by attending weekly for 60 minute sessions. The number of sessions can vary depending on the length of time you have dealt with the problems, past trauma, addictions, infidelity, etc. A typical range of sessions to completion can be between 12-24 sessions. Although, the range can be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances.