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I really enjoy helping couples transform their relationships. I not only believe therapy works, but that it can be fun. Initially, husbands often feel like failures and are discouraged and passive in their relationships because they feel they can’t please their wives. On the other hand, most of the wives I see feel resentful and overwhelmed because they feel like they have to innitiate and do almost everything in the marriage and family.
I’m very happy to say that all of this can change as you learn how to more effectively communicate and relate to each other. Wives are happy to see that I’m able to relate very comfortably with men and that our practical, goal oriented approach to therapy makes sense to their husbands. Both of you will be relieved to learn that you don’t have to change your personality or give up your identity for the relationship to work. You will simply learn better ways to participate in your marriage which will be rewarded by positive responses from your spouse and a solid emotional connection between the two of you. True heartfelt love and respect changes everything.
I am very pro-marriage and believe you can have a happy marriage if both of you really want one, no matter how bad things are right now. There are reasons your relationship has deteriorated that need to be understood. Your negative emotions will gradually change as the way you talk and interact with each other changes. I will give you the information and training you need to get back on track and achieve a whole new level of intimacy.
I offer you a blend of art and science. The “art” comes from my experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist seeing an average of 35 couples a week for over 35 years and 45 years in my own marriage. The “science” comes from 35 years of scientific research through The Gottman Institute on" why marriages succeed or fail". I’ve been with this organization for 10 years and received all levels of their training to become a Certified Gottman Therapist.
I’m committed to the Gottman Method of marriage counseling because it is significantly superior to standard approaches. Initially, you will receive a full marital assessment and as a result, you will have a very clear view of your relationship’s strengths and weaknesses. You will simply learn to interact with each other much more effectively and your changes will be permanent because they will feel natural and they will work.. Probably the greatest advantage of Gottman Couples Therapy is that it prevents recidivism.To be sure your marriage is solid and that it continues to thrive, I will schedual an appointment with you every six months for two years after we terminate our work together to make sure that you stay on course and don’t get back into old habits.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and starting this great adventure together.