Why do we keep having the same arguments?
My approach to couples counseling is called EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). Operating from an attachment lens, EFT acknowledges that we were created for connection. In relationships, partners help us navigate life and enrich our experiences. When we cannot connect with them, we may feel isolated, angry and alone. Often it is our communication, or inability to communicate on important issues, that causes us to become frustrated, to disagree, and become defensive. Couples counseling can help. With the support of a therapist, couples can improve communication, deepen connections, develop mutual understanding to better meet each other's needs.
Counseling sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes long depending on needs and scheduling. For example, most couples prefer to come twice per month for 90 minutes. Session fees are $165 for the full hour or $250 for 90 minutes. Weekday appointments are Tuesday through Friday beginning at 9:00am. The last evening appointment begins at 6pm. I do not accept insurance but I can provide you with a form for your provider.
Couples benefit from uninterrupted time to really focus on their issues. Couple intensives allow you to settle, focus, and experience a deeper understanding of each other and your unmet needs in the relationship. With the help of the therapist, couples work on restructuring communication and strengthening their connection. Intensives are 3 to 4 hours long with built-in breaks. Couple intensive appointments occur on Saturday mornings.
Topics addressed in couples counseling may include the following:
• Managing conflict/ circular arguments/ defensiveness
• Improving communication
• Rebuilding trust
• Enhancing Intimacy
If you are in a relationship with signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.