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What is Couples Counseling?

Couples counseling helps improve communication, emotional & sexual intimacy, empathy, and conflict resolution within committed relationships. It is also helpful for those who are preparing for marriage, considering conscious uncoupling or navigating co-parenting. Do you know how to resolve conflict? Are you able to express emotion? Do you feel connected and safe with your partner? Can you navigate co-parenting without bringing up the past? Relationships can either drastically improve or reduce your quality of life. We invest so much time into professional pursuits, financial stability, and our children. Yet we often push our relationship aside until there is a crisis. By that time recovery and healing may not be wanted by both partners. Be proactive, start early and attend to your relationship. Everyone involved will reap the benefits.  


I can help you heal your relationship through exploring relational problems and making progress toward a stronger, healthier connection. In couples’ work motivation for improvement is essential whether you’re staying together, uncoupling or co-parenting before or after separation & divorce. If you’re not sure if this describes your relationship, we’ll discuss it during the intake session then you can choose how to proceed.  

 Treatment Options for Couples:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps to identify negative thought patterns that lead to correlating negative behaviors & feelings. 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based therapy that teaches practical exercises to help you with core mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship effectiveness. 
  • Brainspotting is an integrative body-based psychotherapy approach especially designed to facilitate healing from divorce, grief, and trauma that could be contributing to mental health symptoms.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) is a skills-based intervention to reduce negative feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. 
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Mindfulness Training helps reduce the impact of stress.  Mindfulness is an important tool when in treatment for mental health. It helps you connect with yourself which strengthens inner awareness, the ability to observe your thoughts & behaviors, and builds resilience. 
  • Essential wellness activities including regular exercise, a nutrient-dense diet, stress management, mindfulness and/or spiritual practices, journaling, building supportive connections, and play.

Couples Therapist

Finding the right couples therapist is very important. Be sure to consider training, experience, and whether you feel comfortable & safe with the clinician. Contact me for a free consultation. 

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