Therapy for Couples
I help couples argue better. Conflict is an inherent part of any intimate relationship. Many of us did not have the good fortune to be modeled effective conflict resolution, leaving us frustrated, confused and sometimes fatalistic about how to handle perpetual differences in our relationships. By using theories developed by Dr. John Gottman and facilitative mediation skills couples learn effective communication strategies so they may develop collaborative solutions for their most vexing problems.
Through our work together, couples cultivate more realistic expectations of their partner and therefore find more satisfaction in their relationship. Addressing problems is just one aspect of our work together. A couple discovers what “works” in the relationship so they can utilize the strengths they already possess. What often gets lost during tumultuous times is the ability to have fun together. Recapturing a sense of play and pleasure is fundamental to creating lasting change and healing the relationship.