Relationships are the most important, valuable, and often, difficult part of our lives. Our partners have a huge influence on our happiness and success, as we do on theirs. Working with couples can be very challenging; I have found that I enjoy it, and am good at it.
I really enjoy the process of understanding both partners and the relationship between them. I have so much empathy for the suffering people endure when their primary relationship is off-track, and share their joy as it heals. People are often surprised at how much fun the process can be!
I often work with couples where one of them has suffered physical and emotional pain - for example, back injuries and depression. This can create an unhealthily enmeshed relationship, and requires patient work to restore some individuation and security. Other couples come to work with me because of a breach of trust, the impacts of substance abuse and recovery, or simply because they are in a joyless rut and need some ideas to help escape it.
I work hard to be flexible and accommodate busy people with shifting schedules. After you reach out to me via phone or email, I'll arrange a short phone call to assess whether I can be of help. We'll schedule a first 90-minute couples session at one of my two office locations, and make decisions about the next steps.