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Improving your relationship to support the best in each person is the work of couple’s therapy with me. I use Drs. John & Julie Gottman’s Gottman Couples Therapy to guide the work we do together to improve your relationship with each other. We learn the most about ourselves when we are in a relationship with others. Human beings are hardwired to connect and we develop our patterns of interaction from a very early age. My practice also includes insights which further draw awareness to our attachment styles and how we learned to connect with others. We find ways of helping you sort out patterns, troubles, and improvements that you can make in your relationship to unlock the potential you have for living in a fulfilling, supportive, safe relationship that you can return to day after day.
I fully believe that the Gottman focus on building the skills of friendship, empathy, and connections between couples provides the foundation for a loving relationship and helps insulate that relationship from the damage that conflict can inflict on a couple. All relationships have challenges; in fact, more than two-thirds of all problems a couple faces are perpetual problems, reoccurring over time. Learning skills that help a couple have a different kind of conversation about these existing differences in a new way, a more open way, makes the relationship feel safer and less threatened by the inevitable challenges of living a life together. Being able to face the challenges together brings us into greater harmony and offers comfort in our lives. I work collaboratively with couples to improve how they communicate with each other and we make the work as rewarding as it can be, together.