Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Relationships are hard! They are also a central source of strength, growth and joy in our lives. When we meet a person and fall in love, the relationship becomes part of our life story, shaping our future hopes and dreams. But school didn't include classes on relationships, so despite our best intentions, when babies are born, finances become strained, work is demanding, or trust is compromised; many couples find that feelings of love give way to rising conflict, resentment and distance.
The good news is that more than four decades of research have revealed the keys to lasting love, and the Gottman method of couples therapy is built around teaching couples how to integrate these skills into their relationships.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the Curry Psychology Group in Newport Beach, CA. I have more than 11 years of experience working with couples and have completed all three levels of Gottman training. As a Gottman couples therapist, I am not here to be "judge and jury," deciding who is right or who is wrong. Rather, I provide education and coach you and your partner as you practice new skills. This is also not your unstructured couples session where you come in with your partner, fight for an hour, and leave feeling miserable! When old habits like criticism or defensiveness arise, I will intervene and bring the conversation back on track. I guide couples calmly through difficult conversations, turning what would have typically become a fight into a chance to see your partner’s heart and soul.
Couples therapy works best when you trust and feel comfortable with your therapist. I want you and your partner to both feel welcome and understood, and I love when my clients tell me that it was easier for them to open up than they expected, or that they were looking forward to coming in. I genuinely care about the couples with whom I work and I love what I do, so I will be 100% with you, rooting for your relationship every step of the way.
Culturally Sensitive: African American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino LGBTQIAPK