Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Couples seek therapy for many reasons. Some crave deeper emotional connection and increased intimacy and long to build a more meaningful sense of togetherness and family. Others find they are stuck in damaging patterns of conflict where they “go around and around in circles” never getting anywhere and continuing to hurt each other. Other couples are facing a crisis of attachment including the experience of infidelity and affairs or other kinds of emotional betrayal. Some couples are experiencing feelings of stagnancy in the relationship and yearn to re-introduce a sense of vibrancy and life to their partnership. Still other couples need help with decision-making around commitment or family-planning or with moving through difficult like transitions such as a career change, becoming parents, or the loss of a family member.
I work with couples to deal with these kinds of challenges. My focus is on helping couples better understand how past experiences and vulnerabilities, avoided emotions, unvoiced underlying dreams, and maladaptive interpersonal/communication patterns may be contributing to their distress and suffering in the relationship. Through building awareness of the these factors and learning skills to better express your deeper feelings and to more easily hear and take in your partner’s deeper feelings, couples develop more flexible and adaptive ways of coping, learn new ways of relating to each other, develop skills, and experience deeper connection, acceptance, and respect for themselves, their partner and their emotions.
When working with couples, I complement my Gottman Method training with my expertise in psychodynamic, emotion-focused, and relational psychotherapy approaches.
I am an active and engaged therapist who will listen deeply and provide direct feedback to help you achieve lasting and meaningful change.
I work with clients in Calgary and with clients in Edmonton and throughout Alberta using online therapy.