Many couples are able to connect and enjoy one another. At the same time, they also struggle with tough issues that can easily escalate out of control. When starting our couples counseling sessions, some issues may be so flammable that I ask couples not to talk about them until we are together in therapy. There, I help partners not only to listen, but to hear what is hiding underneath the concern. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples create an emotionally safe relationship.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a therapeutic approach that equips couples to strengthen their emotional awareness, helping them interpret their experiences and deepen their connection. For many in a committed relationship, the love that they share can be mysterious, even elusive. Where once there was romance and tenderness, now their love bond is relegated to a back seat role in their lives. However, love doesn’t have to be a mystery.
“When people feel loved they are freer, more alive, and more powerful than we ever imagined.” Dr. Sue Johnson
Here are some ways I help couples…
Many engaged couples have “surprise issues” waiting for them after they tie the knot. In premarital counseling, we discover what those areas are and what you can do about it.
The ability to connect and be understood is so important for married couples. In marriage counseling, we explore how you can experience a safe and secure bond.
For a parent, to watch your child go through a tough time—it can be excruciating. If that’s true for you, I want to hear about it. I also want to hear about you.
Blended Family Counseling
When two families come together, it may feel less like families blending and more like families colliding. There are two issues that hit blended families especially hard.
If the two of you are watching your intimacy erode, there can be a variety of reasons. When it comes to sex, trust is every bit as important as desire.
Couples Counseling for One
It’s fine if your loved one isn’t ready for counseling. By changing your part of the dynamic in your relationship, you set in motion opportunities for new growth.