“Even making just a small and gentle change in the trajectory of your marriage can have a dramatic, positive effect over time.”
― John Gottman, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
I work with families to help them decrease conflict, improve communication and understanding and generally improve the functioning of the family. We will explore the various roles each individual plays in the family system and find ways that those roles can be altered to achieve more peaceful and supportive connections between family members. Creative interventions often bring awareness and insight into family patterns so that participants can seek out new ways to interact.
I work with couples of all ages and sexual orientations, at any stage in their relationship. We work together to increase intimacy, improve communication and better manage conflict. Clients gain a better understanding of interactional patterns, in order to change them. Couples gain an understanding of how they have become distant from once-cherished loved ones.
“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”
― Tom Robbins
Couples and families come to counseling for various reasons including:
- Anger and antagonism
- New Parents and other family transitions
- New Empty Nesters
- Difficulty with decision making
Together, I will help you develop safer, more accepting and secure connections to yourself and to your significant other. I generally incorporate creative and experiential activities into therapy sessions.
“One’s not half of two; two are halves of one.”
― E.E. Cummings