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My unique method to work with couples is informed by the Gottman Method Couples therapy. This method is specifically designed for couples and supported by 40 years of research. As a couple’s counselor who has completed Level III of this method, I will help and teach you specific tools to deepen your relationship and intimacy. I want you to know that talking about sex and sexuality is welcome in the counseling process. I see sex and sexuality as an important and natural part of life. Couples counseling is an effective way to learn how to communicate with each other and is crucial to a strong relationship. Each of us process information differently and when we learn how to respond to our partners through their processing channels we gain insight into how they process information and we can effectively communicate with them.
The couples I have worked with have found this experience to be most effective, helpful and interesting. I offer the necessary tools for couples to use to build a stronger relationship and to notice and remember the positive aspects about each other. A relationship that has a strong foundation to begin with typically grows into a healthier, more successful one. I have worked with couples doing premarital counseling and couples regard this work as having a crucial impact on their communication, premarital counseling has shown to be highly recommended for effective communication.
If the decision is to dissolve a relationship, often times an individual from that relationship will choose to remain in therapy for individual counseling. Healing may be at a deeper level and they may need to grieve this relationship and gain closer insight into the dissolution. It is an important time to learn more about themselves now that their partner is no longer in their life. I also provide individual counseling for non-couple related issues, such as anxiety, depression and relationship challenges.