Tu-Th day, some evenings, intensives on weekdays or weekends
*** MARRIAGE INTENSIVES (3 day therapy for quick shift) ARE A SPECIALTY!! NOW SCHEDULING INTENSIVES FOR APRIL & MAY 2023 in BEND, OR and JUNE 2023 in FAIRFAX or RICHMOND, VA!!**
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS....When your relationship isn't functioning well, it's hard to enjoy the rest of your life. My goal is to renew peace by restoring the harmony in your relationship. I work exclusively with couples so that I can do it well. From my own marriage, I know the results pay off when the work is put in.
My approach to couples therapy is not about blame. but creating a culture of mutual understanding, empathy, and action. To accomplish this I use evidence-based treatment methods that combine empathic dialogue & critical tools. The Gottman Method can reveal a relationship's highest potential. I also integrate other clinically sound models as needed, such as Imago Therapy and attachment/ neuroscience.
I enjoy working with all stages of relationship from tune-up to "not sure if we want to stay married." Affairs and other significant betrayals don't scare me. Often, there are multiple layers of hurts to sift through and heal. I also offer Discernment Counseling, when one partner wants to leave a marriage and the other wants to stay, and counseling for Conscious Uncoupling.
I believe we can't be healthy partners if we aren't healthy individuals. Thus, I may make recommendations for individual work and my background in psychopharmacology, EMDR / trauma-informed interventions, treating anxiety, depression/ mood disorders comes in handy.
Recent feedback after a FIRST session includes: "I know much more about my relationship than I did 80 min ago" & "That was deeply moving." My presence is described as warm, engaging, and safe.
I hold in-person sessions in Bend, OR and Telehealth in VA, ID, FL, OR and more. I also hold intensives in VA 2x per year. See www. COUPLESTHERAPYINC.COM for more info about me. I look forward to being a part of your relationship team!
couples in crisis, aftermath of an affair, interracial couples, LGBTQ+ couples, parenting issues