In my work with couples, I strive to help them find connection and understanding as they decide what goals they want to work toward together. I help them in their efforts to heal from betrayal, to confront childhood trauma, to address parenting concerns, and to change unhealthy patterns of communication.
In my practice I offer extended sessions and increased frequency in the first phase of treatment, which includes a full assessment and Gottman Relationship Checkup. The Gottman Institute (gottman.com) has been researching couples for many years, and have been able to provide evidence-based practice for couples to benefit from. This evidence stems from observing and working with couples in an effort to discover the patterns within relationships that most likely lead to separation, as well as relationship qualities that most likely lead to contentment and staying together. I am a Level Three Gottman-Trained Therapist, and I am able to develop a targeted treatment plan with each couple based on their assessment. The plan enables me to tailor all my work with couples to their own areas of strength and challenges.
To schedule a consultation, you may reach me by phone or email, or click on "schedule appointment" below. I look forward to talking with you.
From the Gottman Institute, the "Marriage Minute:" Brief wisdom on strengthening your relationship.
Marriage Minute, 9/11/18: BE PRESENT
When you sit down for dinner with your partner, do you put your phone on the table? Do you scroll through your Instagram or Facebook feed?
If so, you’re not alone. We all get distracted by our devices at times.
That’s why it’s so important to put your phone away when you’re together. Turn it off, or at the very least, put it on silent.
Be present. Show genuine interest and curiosity in what your partner is saying.
Lean forward, make eye contact, and don’t interrupt.
Listening is an action. Commit to it.