Mon, Tues., Thurs. 10am-8pm. Friday: 9am-6pm
Dr. Solanki’s therapy style is gentle and mindful. She will assess you and your partner's communication style and give feedback on what needs to change (as well as your strengths to keep!). She utilizes the Gottman Relationship Check-Up, which is a questionnaire you and your partner complete separately and the results provide a comprehensive assessment of your relationship. While she will teach the tools and skills needed, Dr. Solanki believes the amount of improvement is directly related to the effort each person gives both in and outside of the therapy session.
In addition to utilizing the Gottman method, Dr. Solanki takes an integrative approach in couple’s therapy. This means she will treat you and your partner as whole people, and assess how your relationship issues are affecting other aspects of your life that you may not realize or vice versa. Couples can only be as strong and healthy as each individual. Practicing mindfulness techniques, finding comfortable sources of support, physical exercise, eating nourishing food, and connecting with nature are all mood enhancers that you can change and control to some extent. When practiced individually and together as a couple, these lifestyle factors will positively affect your relationship.
Couples who would be the best fit for Dr. Solanki are those who like a gentle style, appreciate mindfulness or want to learn more about it, and want to improve all aspects of their lives as they also work on their relationship.
Dr. Solanki earned her doctorate degree from The Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology, is highly trained in the Gottman approach, and has created a specific mindfulness-based preventative program for couples. Dr. Solanki also specializes in Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. For more information on her practices, please visit the Lepage Associates website (link provided above).