Provides online therapy
Mon - Fri day, Evenings via Telehealth (EST), Intensives on weekends
**7 PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MARRIAGE WORK VIRTUAL SEMINAR OFFERED SEPT 10th & 11th (3 hrs/day). SIGN UP NOW FOR SPECIAL PRICE***
***ACCEPTING NEW COUPLES. SEE MY GOTTMAN 'JUMP START' PLAN.***
When your relationship isn't functioning well, it's hard to enjoy the other parts of your life, even if they're thriving. My experience working with individuals revealed this time & again. Thus, after 10+ yrs working with individuals with a broad range of disorders, I pursued advanced post-graduate training in couples therapy 15 years ago. I now work exclusively with couples so that I can do it well (and supervise new couples therapists for the same reason). In my own marriage, I've experienced the rewards that come from putting in the work.
My approach to couples therapy is not about blame. but creating a relationship culture of mutual understanding, empathy, and action. To accomplish this I use evidence-based treatment methods that combine empathic dialogue & clinical tools.
The Gottman Method is a great path to reveal a couple's highest relationship potential. I also integrate other clinically sound practices when indicated. Recent feedback after a FIRST session included: "I know more about my relationship than I did 90 min ago." & "That was deeply moving" (2 different couples).
I enjoy working with couples in all stages of relationship from premarital to 'not sure if we want to stay married.' Affairs and other significant betrayals don't scare me.
I am well versed in psychological disorders and treating the whole self. We cannot be healthy partners if we aren't healthy individuals. Further, I am trained in psychopharmacology and EMDR.
Please see my profile on couplestherapyinc.com to book a weekend intensive with me. For standard sessions, see my website, use the message form, or give me a call. I offer Telehealth sessions in Virginia and across most states and in-person sessions in Oregon. I look forward to helping you on your relationship journey!
Christian couples, LGBTQ+ couples, interracial couples