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 its 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 $150 for the full hour or $225 for 90 minutes. Weekday evening appointments are available.
Couple intensives allow couples to settle, focus, and experience a deeper understanding of each other and their unmet needs in the relationship. With the help of the therapist, couples work on restructuring communication. Intensives are a half day long with built in breaks totaling 2 to 4 hours of therapy.
Topics addressed in couples counseling may include the following:
• Managing conflict
• Improving communication
• Forgiveness and 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.