My approach to marriage counseling blends evidence-based practices with empathy and compassion. Drawing from my Gottman training, I integrate techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and other therapeutic modalities to create personalized strategies tailored to your specific needs.
I offer the Gottman Method: a customized couple assessment that identifies a couple’s strengths and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and engaged couples.
The program helps couples:
• Explore strength and growth areas
• Strengthen communication skills
• Identify and manage major stressors
• Resolve conflict using the Ten Step Model
• Develop a more balanced relationship
• Explore family of origin issues
• Discuss financial planning and budgeting
• Establish personal, couple, and family goals
• Understand and appreciate personality differences
For couples, Gottman Method sessions foster strength and areas of growth to help create the marriage couples long for. Regardless of where you might be in your current relationship, we all can use a “tune-up” every now and then. Don’t stay stuck.
Areas of Expertise
I specialize in working with couples dealing with a wide range of challenges, including:
- Communication Issues: Assisting couples in developing healthy communication skills to express their needs, concerns, and desires effectively.
- Conflict Resolution: Guiding couples through effective conflict resolution strategies to manage disagreements and find mutually satisfactory resolutions.
- Rebuilding Trust: Helping couples rebuild trust after infidelity or breaches of trust to restore emotional connection and intimacy.
- Intimacy and Connection: Assisting couples in deepening emotional and physical intimacy, re-igniting passion, and fostering a strong sense of connection.
- Blended Family Dynamics: Providing guidance in navigating the unique challenges that arise within blended families and helping to strengthen relationships between stepparents and stepchildren.
With years of experience and a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I am dedicated to helping couples navigate their way through difficult times and create healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques: I integrate evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques to address patterns of negative thinking, destructive behaviors, and emotional distress that may be impacting the relationship. Through this approach, I guide couples to develop healthier perspectives and effective problem-solving skills.
The Gottman Method is a research-based approach to couples therapy developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. It is grounded in evidence-based interventions and focuses on enhancing friendship, intimacy, and communication between partners. As a trained Gottman Method therapist, I guide couples through various stages of therapy to help them achieve their relationship goals.
Take the First Step toward a Healthier Relationship!