“When you’re in pain, the world stops and I listen.” Dr. John Gottman beautifully articulated this phrase to describe that trust in a relationship is about being there for your partner. If you feel alone in your relationship, misunderstood or continuously angry, there is deep and meaningful work we can do, we must do, to help repair your relationship.
90% of my practice is comprised of couples— I specialize in the work I find to be rich and meaningful—with the capacity to create tremendous change. I have chosen to focus on couples because love is hard, and because love binds people and families together. I believe… I know that life is filled with challenges, for everyone. Myself included. A strong, bonded and loving couple can be the epicenter of a family that faces the ups and downs of life, and works through them to find meaning and happiness. I also believe that health in a relationship can be taught. Relational health is a skill. We know from the Gottmans, who revolutionized and created this research-based method of understanding marriage, that there is a science to love. As a couple, you can learn emotionally rich and practical skills that can set you on a positive course. Not to eliminate struggle. But to love one another through it, and thus grow from it.
I see couples weekly in my office for 80 minute sessions. I also see couples for online therapy and for marathon couples therapy, "Intensive Therapy Retreats," through Couples Therapy Incorporated (http://couplestherapyinc.com).