Couples Therapy

When two people marry or get together as life partners, it is the coming together of more than just the two people. There are many values, opinions, virtues, shortcomings, traits, behaviors, likes, dislikes, genes, and experiences coming together. Even two siblings, though biologically related, have differences in many or even all facets. Couples are two different people from two different families with each one’s unique individual world. Sometimes it can be challenging to combine both worlds into a single one without any storms. Good marriages are not free of problems, but have the ability to cope with the problems. They are a product of learning effective coping behaviors and communication skills. Along with other modalities and approaches, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples build an emotional connection and corrective experiences with each other.  Couples will gain insight into relational patterns, increase emotional expression and develop the skills necessary to communicate and problem-solve with their partners more effectively.