COUPLES & MARRIAGE THERAPY
Whether you are married, newly committed, dating, or somewhere in between, intimate relationships are a huge part of our daily lives and it takes time and energy to keep them healthy and strong.
Just like you wouldn’t wait to repair problems or cracks in the foundation of your home, you take the time to inspect it, educate yourself, and even enlist outside assistance when needed to protect your home, your relationship requires that same level of care and attention to weather the tests of time and continue to grow in its surrounding environment.
Love and relationships are complex. Even the best relationships go through rough patches, and may need a little guidance to get back on track. But, did you know that the vast majority of counselors actually receive very little training and experience treating couples? My license and training is in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT-A). Over the years, I have gained extensive, specialized graduate and post graduate training to work effectively with couple and family relationships; helping couples to repair and strengthen their bonds to enable them to greet life's difficulties as a team. Learn more about the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (FAQ's)...
Perhaps, things between you and your partner are going pretty good right now, but you're feeling a little unsure about where your relationship is headed. Maybe, you're concerned about whether or not you can rekindle a seemingly lost connection; you’re feeling stuck and don't know the best course of action to take. Or perhaps, this concern has been building for quite some time, and counseling is you and your partner's last ditch effort to save your relationship. Whatever emotions have brought you here, you're not alone. Relationships are what we do.
Even when the foundation of your marriage or relationship has been shaken by an affair or betrayal of trust, if both partners are committed and willing to take the steps and time needed to heal and rebuild a stronger foundation together, it is possible to recover and mend their broken connection. (If this applies to you, click here to learn more about our affair recovery services)
Life is messy. Even the best relationships feel confusing and stressful at times. But if both partners are willing to do the work to gain a better understanding of themselves, take inventory of their relationship’s strengths and weaknesses, and are open to learning better ways of communicating and dealing with conflict, we have often found they are able to not only move forward, but come out of therapy as a happier, stronger team.
Common issues that bring couples to therapy include:
- Trust/ Infidelity
- Communication & Conflict Resolution
- Differing ideas/ Expectations concerning things such as:
- Roles in the Household
- Sex & Intimacy
- Quality Time Together
- In-Laws & Family of Origin Issues
- Social Relationships
- Substance Abuse Issues
So, if any of these issues sound familiar to you, and you and your partner are ready to make a change. I am here to help.