It is time to ask for help with your marriage or relationship when:
- Difficult Life Changes Challenge the Stability of the Relationship
- Recurring Resentment & Conflict Block Compassion and Love
- One or Both Partners Grows too Far Apart
- Children Leave Home & Shared Goals and Activities Decline
- The Couple Feels More Like Roommates Than Lovers
- A Partner has Violated Trust or Been Unfaithful
How Couples Counseling Works
I will work with you and your partner to clarify issues and develop a deeper understanding of yourselves and the current state of satisfaction and frustration in your relationship. Once your relationship is stabilized and pressing conflicts are worked through, we will explore your strengths and patterns impeding individual and relational growth.
Your shared awareness of conscious and unconscious contributions to the relationship enables you to increase vulnerability, sharing, support, and trust. New and more satisfying expectations grow from a foundation of shared understanding and love.
Will Couples Counseling help us?
When you call me, I will discuss the initial two-part assessment process that will determine if Couples Counseling is right for you. If we agree that the process is appropriate, we will then schedule assessment interviews.
During the assessment sessions, I will gather information about you and your partner’s developmental history and the history and current state of your relationship. We will explore current conflicts and challenges and the strengths present in your relationship.
Based on the assessment, I will make treatment recommendations for moving forward to stabilize your relationship and help you to achieve your overall relationship goals.