Couples & Family Sessions

Are We a Good Match?

If you want to work with your partner or family to improve your relationships and are considering if my approach could work for you, consider if any of the following resonate:

- My partner/family and I keep having the same childish fight over and over. We know we want to stop, but why can't we?


- I feel like my partner/family doesn't really see or hear me. I'm sick of explaining myself over and over. Why can't they hear me?


- We are working on overcoming hurts from the past, but it seems impossible. We aren't sure we can really overcome them, but we want to try.


- I think I am anxious, and my partner is avoidant. I always want to talk about things, and they never do. Help!


- We know we want to stay together, but are having a lot of trouble communicating and compromising. Disagreements always turn into big fights. How can we learn to work as a team?


- Neither of us seems to get our needs met in the relationship. We are both feeling unhappy and disconnected. We want to show up for each other, but can't figure out how.


- One of us wants to be polyamorous, and the other is monogamous. We love each other, but feel like our relationship is doomed.


- We are dealing with jealousy in our relationship, and it's driving us to our limit. What can we do?


- When conflicts arise, we get defensive, lash out, or say things we regret later. We want to change, but we don't know how to control our anger.

- We feel so lost in our relationship and unsure of what to do. It seems like ending things is the only option, but we don't really want to leave. Should we stay or go?

Maybe some of these sound just like you and your partner. All of these are problems my clients have shared at the beginning of our therapy sessions. Through hard work inside and outside our sessions, they have been able to work through these issues, build stronger relationships, and feel happier. If you are ready to commit to therapy and dig deeper, take accountability, and try out new ways to solve old problems, I am confident that you'll be able to, too.

Results

The people I've supported through therapy reported that they've been able to achieve the following thanks to the skills and tools they've learned in our EFT sessions:

My Approach: EFT for Better Relationships

If you identified with any of the above scenarios, my approach, which is centered on relationships, could be right for you. Research consistently highlights that relationships are the most important factor for our happiness, so it's worth it to invest in them. However, many of us did not grow up with role models who taught us how to foster close, trusting, honest, securely-attached relationships. We can find ourselves trapped in the same argument with no resolution, reacting impulsively in moments of anger, or feeling insecure, disconnected, and unloved in our relationships. The good news is that relationship building is a skill we can all learn through therapy.

What distinguishes my approach is that it's rooted in emotion-focused therapy (EFT), often considered the "gold standard" of relationship-focused therapy. EFT enables us to delve deeper into why we react the ways we do in difficult moments, gain better control over our responses, and use conflict as an opportunity to grow closer, not apart. Through teaching the people I work with how to use EFT skills and techniques, I've helped individuals, couples, and families strengthen their bond and bring back joy into their relationships.

In addition to EFT, I bring other evidence-based tools into sessions rooted in:

Session Rates

Couples & Family Sessions  |  $115/hour