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:
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.
My Approach: Emotionally-Focused Therapy 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.
Integrating Other Tools & Strategies
In addition to EFT, I bring other evidence-based tools into sessions rooted in:
Family Systems Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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:
Less frequent and less intense fighting
Breaking the cycle of recurring arguments and finally finding effective solutions
Feeling more connected and happy as a couple or family
Better understanding and controlling their reactions (sometimes called "emotional regulation")
Feeling more sure of their relationship
Greater trust, openness, honesty
Becoming more responsive to their partner's, child's, or family's needs
Figuring out whether to continue or end their relationship
Navigating separation, divorce, and co-parenting
Couples & Family Sessions | $115/hour