I am one of the most experienced and highly skilled Certified Gottman Marital Therapists in the Bay Area, trained personally by John and Julie Gottman in 2001. I've been providing the highest quality of marital therapy for more than 30 years. My cutting edge skills in helping couples powerfully change are enhanced by extensive advanced training in both Emotionally-Focused Therapy and Imago Therapy.
If you long to rekindle the positive feelings you once felt and have more closeness again, I can help you to get there!
I actively guide and coach couples to interact in new ways which create closeness and connection. This begins immediately in therapy and starts to rebuild and strethen the friendship in your relationship. Affection and positive feelings can begin to grow once again.
Are you living with anger and distance?
Many couples are. I provide guidance and personalized instruction to help you learn new skills to resolve difficult conflicts in ways which strengthen your relationship instead of damaging it.
Interacting in these new ways breaks you out of old patterns and allows each partner to be heard, understood and accepted. These improvements build hope and an emotional bridge between partners and set the stage for further changes.
What is a couple’s therapy session like?
The couple learn and practice new ways of interacting with each other. I actively guide and coach each partner to use specific tools and techniques which Gottman’s research shows lead to a satisfying relationship. You will practice methods to increase positivity in your relationship and also learn how to use specific strategies to deal with difficult gridlocked conflicts. Every relationship has these issues, what counts is HOW they are dealt with.
We know precisely approaches which work and we know exactly what doesn't work too. I will teach you how use new methods which do work!
All ages, all ethnicities, all sexual preferences