Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, and Relationship Therapy
I provide couples therapy, marriage counseling, and relationship therapy in sixty-minute and ninety-minute length sessions on a weekly, every-other-weekly, or monthly basis depending on your reasons for coming to therapy. After an initial assessment, we may determine that a different length or frequency would better suit your needs, at which point we will make adjustments. Day and evening appointments are available.
Couples therapy, marriage counseling, and relationship therapy are umbrella terms that are often used interchangeably, and can mean any type of talk therapy or counseling related to being in an intimate relationship with another person. They include things like premarital counseling, and therapy that helps couples deal with major life events such as infidelity, divorce, moving in together, parenting issues, changes in beliefs/attitudes, or illness. They also include insight-oriented therapy that helps couples develop an understanding of why they are drawn in, repeatedly, to conflicts with similar content (money, child-rearing, sharing responsibilities, affection, sex) or form (one approaches, the other withdraws; one asserts, the other submits, but resents).
Group Couples Workshop - Seven Principles Program for Couples - Gottman
No one has a perfect relationship, and most couples can use help from time to time. I am a certified Gottman Seven Principles Leader and facilitate an ongoing educational workshop series for couples based on the latest research about what makes marriages succeed, what happens when relationships deteriorate and fail, and strategies for improving relationships. The workshop consists of six consecutive ninety-minute psycho-educational and interactive group sessions held on a weekly basis, typically in the evening. The workshop is limited to five couples at a time.
The Seven Principles Program encourages and assists couples in becoming informed about effective, connecting, and mature relationship behaviors and strategies. It helps couples articulate goals, expectations, and time frames for working on their relationship in a positive way, and encourages both partners to work on the relationship, rather than one partner working alone. It can be motivating to be with other couples who are also working on improving their relationships.
What to Expect When You Contact Me
When you contact me, we’ll arrange a time to talk so that I can get a sense for the reasons you are seeking therapy, and so that we can determine whether I am a good fit for you. This is a great time to ask me questions. All queries and curiosities are welcome.
After we talk, I’ll provide you with some forms and assessments to complete before our first session. I’ll review these with you at our first session.
(Please note that sending me a message through email or otherwise will not create a therapist-client relationship and the contents of such communications may not be confidential. Please be careful about your communications with me before we have established a therapist-client relationship.)