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Couples

Counseling

In couples counseling, we all work together for the good of your relationship. Perhaps you and your partner are unsure about your next steps, gearing up for a new engagement or marriage, looking for support in communication, conflict, or problem solving skills. Maybe you're trying to recover from a relational crisis, or preparing for a big life change. Whatever you're facing, my office is a space where every person in the room is invited to speak, be heard, and be treated with respect. In couples counseling, we work through issues like:

  • Premarital counseling

  • Conflict with your partner

  • Relationship stress

  • Communication difficulties

  • Growing intimacy and love

  • Relationship transitions

  • Preventing future relationship problems

I work as a marriage counselor, premarital counselor,

dating counselor, and relationship counselor in 

general. Whatever stage of love you're in, I want to 

support you and help you grow forward from here.

I have advanced post-graduate training in Emotion Focused Therapy, which is the primary approach to healing I use with clients. From this model, we examine together the internal and external patterns that impact how you relate to and engage with yourself and your partner. Once we understand the how and why of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, you are free to make empowered choices to create the change you're hoping to see in your life and relationship.

In session, we focus on what is happening in the therapy session and in your relationship in real time. Your job as the client is just to show up however you and your relationship are that day, and we work on whatever conflict or communication challenge or stress comes up. If you're coming in for couples counseling on a day where you're feeling connected and productive as a team, we will figure out and celebrate what's going right and strengthen your skills for building and restoring lasting love.

If you're looking for a couples therapist to support you and your partner in healing, growing, or clarifying your relationship, I might be the right fit. If you have more questions about me, feel free to reach out. And if you're wondering if couples counseling is the right plan for your relationship now, here's an article that outlines how you know if it's time to seek couples counseling.

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