Here’s how I can help
Relationships can be challenging and those challenges are hard to be fully prepared for. I work with couples who are contemplating their relationship and wondering if they should stay in it, leave it, or find a different and improved way to enjoy it. This work is most suitable for couples who are seeking an immediate resolution to the status of their relationship. In other words, this work is different than just talk therapy where the couple may meet their therapist once a week to discuss their challenges and get some suggestions from the therapist. Instead, the couple would meet with me once as a couple, then on a handful of sessions, each member meets with me separately to work on the ways they each could discover the roles and rules that govern their relationship and to see if they are interested or willing to change those roles and rules. Ample empathy skills will be practiced when the couple chooses to change the rules and roles. The work is then completed by bringing the couple back in one or more sessions to discuss their newly learned personal skills and personal discoveries about their relationship. The ultimate goal of this couple therapy is Feeling Good, which might be achieved either by staying in, or leaving the relationship. Either way, my personal attention to the way each party approaches their own input to the relationship is what most couples find quite illuminating and ultimately instrumental in restoring good feelings again.