All my sessions with couples are video based, using a secure video connection. I work with couples throughout California.
We all have a deep longing for connection. Do you yearn to be known...and fully accepted as you are? Do you wish that you could feel like your partner has your back? Do you wish you could have more laughter and closeness with less arguing?
The Gottman method brilliantly shines a light on the changes you need to make to feel like your relationship is really working. But you need a seasoned couples therapist who knows how to tailor it to your unique situation.
I use the Gottman method to give couples actionable steps to reinvent their communication together. I give a lot of encouragement.
The research is clear on WHAT couples need to do to feel close and to be happy together. My particular strength is showing each person exactly HOW to make the changes--step-by-step.
For example, I don't say, "Stop interrupting." I show you exactly HOW to listen to your partner so they feel seen and heard. I don't tell you to be more positive. I show you exactly HOW to move your relationship from negativity to positivity. I don't say, "Go on a date night." I show you the precise steps to start enjoying each other again.
Discouragement melts away when you start to see a clear path toward change. My approach to couples therapy starts with tools that are easy to learn, but give you a big pay off in improved communication.
Most of my couples find that each month they are noticeably better off than the month before. They feel closer. They have less conflict. They know how to repair after conflict and learn from it.
I work hard to be even-handed in marriage counseling and couples therapy. I want you and your partner to feel equally understood.
Contact me. I offer a free consultation on the phone. If you are ready to start taking practical steps to improve your relationship, then contact me.
Straight couples, gay couples, couples with ADHD, depression, or high stress