Couples therapy presents an opportunity to strengthen a relationship and that connection that feels so important, build something sustainable, or work to understand why it just doesn't feel like it's working anymore. It's an important place to strengthen boundaries, healthy communication, and re-establish a partnership.
You and your partner feel like it’s a struggle to connect. You feel like you just don’t get along and you want it to be different. Sometimes the simplest conversations leads to arguments. You’ve tried everything, from date nights to yelling matches, but sometimes struggle to remember why you liked each other to begin with. You don’t want to continue to have the same disagreement over and over again. I used Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) as it helps couples move out of negative communication patterns, by slowing couples down, de-escalating fight-or-flight responses, identifying pursue-withdraw dynamics, and connecting protests responses to vulnerable emotions, needs, and longings. I can help you begin to understand these patterns that you get stuck in, revisit what makes your relationship work, and strengthen your skills to face obstacles that might show up in the future. I focus on improving communication, setting boundaries, and reducing conflict in relationships. Whatever brings you to couples counseling; understanding something new, revitalizing something familiar, repairing a rupture, therapy can help rebuild feelings of love, understanding, and respect.