My Approach to Helping
I help couples understand where they are stuck and where they need to focus their energy to repair. I believe it is important to understand the deeper emotional experience that fuels distance and conflict, however, I also understand the importance of practical tools that are simple and easy to use. I operate from the philosophy of the Gottman Method as well as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I offer therapy for dating couples, engaged and married couples.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
The best way to make a decision here is to take advantage of free phone consultations. Many therapists offer them and it is a great way to learn a lot about the therapist and your own goals for therapy.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
First, it is exciting that despite your negative experience, you are here looking for another therapist. Second, you are on the right track because you are guiding your process instead of letting your negative experience dictate your next steps. Each therapist is different and needs to be a fit for your personality. I encourage you to continue what keeping your mental health a priority, regardless of the behavior of others.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Because each couple is unique, the length of therapy is unique as well. This is a conversation that will be included in the process of therapy. I start with a session with the couple and then have one session with each individual to ensure I obtain an accurate picture of your challenges. After this initial assessment, I meet with a couple once a week.