Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday
Empathy, understanding and validation do not always come naturally to us, yet those are the things we need the most of, especially in relationships. I provide these skills to each of you in our sessions together. You will also be encouraged to do the same for the people you are in relationships with. I am honest and direct, yet gentle in my approach with couples. Couples counseling is most effective when negative communication patterns are called out as they happen in session. This allows you to work towards developing more effective communication skills and healthier patterns. I am in your corner and want to support you in your goals during therapy. My hope is that you and your partner can learn to manage conflict, form a deeper more fulfilling emotional connection, learn to have open communication in all areas of your relationship including sex, have kisses that last 6 seconds and laugh with each other daily.
Couple’s Counseling isn’t about judging or dissecting your relationship- it is about each of you learning how to love the other person better so you can both be happier in your day-to-day life and get through the tough stuff along side each other- instead of fighting against each other. Many couples have trouble with communication and conflict management. You will be given tools to avoid letting these issues go on and on. I will help you learn to process and communicate about conflict.
I have completed Levels I , II & III training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples. I am both a 7 Principles Educator, as well as, a Bringing Baby Home Gottman Educator.
I received my B.A. in Psychology with a double minor in Family Relations and Child Development at California State University, Chico. I earned my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from National University.