Tuesday - Friday
Dr. Allain utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, which means she uses theory, techniques, and strategies from multiple therapy modalities. Specifically, Dr. Allain practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy.
In couples therapy, we will broadly focus on improving friendship and intimacy, conflict communication, and making meaning of your lives together as a couple/family. In session, Dr Allain will facilitate discussions and guide the couple through exercises that the couple will also practice at home, as appropriate.
Many couples have concerns that the clinician will “pick a winner” at the end of each session and/or assign blame to one partner or the other. In reality, Dr Allain serves as a neutral party who helps facilitate exploration, understanding, and communication through techniques and strategies that are grounded in decades of research. The goal is to support couples in improving their ability to talk to each other in ways that help manage conflict, improve intimacy, and make meaning of your lives together.