Couples Therapy

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”— Maya Angelou

Relationships are beautiful and complicated. When communication, empathy, awareness, and connections weaken – the relationship feels the strain. However, with professional guidance and a willingness to try, every couple can rediscover their bond and strengthen their love.

Ready to find your way back?

Are you and your partner having difficulties (i.e., with trust, security, intimacy, etc.) in your relationship? Have you been arguing about the same issues repeatedly without resolution or change? Do you struggle to connect with your partner during challenging moments? Do you need help repairing a previous rift in the relationship?

I help couples rediscover their connection and pave the way for a future built on trust and respect.

Any relationship can flourish when each person is able to listen, communicate, and restructure interactions for the benefit of self, partner, and the relationship as a whole.

Let’s create a space for understanding.

In couples therapy, my aim is to create a safe and trusted space where partners can lower their defenses, truly listen to each other, understand each other’s point of view, and develop empathy for each other’s experiences. Together, we’ll navigate challenging times while celebrating the good, fostering a balanced and healthy relationship.

The distinct realities experienced by each partner are both valid and can coexist.

I provide professional structure and neutrality during couples counseling, where we will work on emotional attunement and compassion for each other. Together, we’ll strengthen your communication skills, enabling you to listen and respond with empathy and acceptance.

My approach to couples therapy includes powerful interventions, like Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Developmental Model for Couples Therapy, to help couples understand how to supportively, respectfully, and peacefully navigate life together.

A few examples of the issues I address in Couples therapy sessions include:

  • Feeling hurt, alone, and disconnected in a relationship
  • Needs are not being met
  • Feeling unwanted and undesired 
  • Betrayals and infidelity
  • Patterns of arguing or dissatisfaction
  • View and value difference 
  • Relationship distress
  • Changing from Monogamy to Polyamory 
  • Navigating biracial or multiracial identity or culture
  • Premarital counseling

Everything that irritates us about
others can lead us to an understanding
of ourselves. – Carl Jung

What is the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy?

This approach involves relationship work based on the idea that relationships evolve and change over time, in stages, with couples facing specific challenges and tasks at each stage. By emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing the specific developmental tasks and challenges at each stage, we recognize that couples can get stuck in patterns of relating that were adaptive at earlier stages but become problematic as the relationship progresses.

This approach allows me to help partners identify the patterns and dynamics that keep them stuck while providing strategies and interventions to promote growth and change. Learn more about the Developmental Model for Couples Therapy.

Relationships are full of challenges. However, when two people care enough for each other to try and solve problems with empathy and respect, the relationship can survive – and thrive!

Ready to strengthen your relationship and thrive together?