Most people look to their relationship to provide a sense of closeness, safety, and enjoyment and I see couples at all stages of a relationship, including those who aren’t experiencing conflict but would like to gain skills to keep the relationship strong. Working with couples is a significant focus of my practice, and to keep up with the most cutting-edge ideas in the field, I participate in ongoing clinical study and training. I’m particularly inspired by Ellyn Bader and Pete Pearson of The Couples Institute, and I bring their philosophy, summarized below, into my work to help couples thrive.
Most of the ineffective things we do in relationships fall into just a few categories:
My goal is to leave you with lasting change, which is why I tend not to focus on the “problem of the week” or a rehash of the latest disagreement.
Couples find that keeping the above ideas in mind help them to stay on track and progress more quickly. My goal is to leave you with lasting change, which is why I tend not to focus on the “problem of the week” or a rehash of the latest disagreement. Instead, I help you to understand yourselves better so that you can put this understanding into practice in a variety of situations that will improve the overall quality of your relationship for the long term.