My Approach to Helping
If you feel frustrated and even at times hopeless in your relationship, I can help you connect with yourself and your partner to bring back the feeling of intimacy and trust that allows you to have a relationship that is healthy and fulfilling.
I have done much work with individuals and trauma, and this helps inform my work with couples. You may have experienced childhood trauma, or sexual trauma and are now dealing with PTSD-like symptoms showing up in your relationship. Growing up in systems of abuse and neglect can impact adults in their relationships. You might notice that you struggle to trust your partner, that you prefer to avoid conflict with them, that you get very anxious when they show any sign of disappointment. Your partner is hurt and confused by your responses, and you may or may not have given them the whole story. You might not even understand what's happening yourself. These are all expected trauma responses and we can work together to create a safe and healing space within you as an individual as well as within the couple to help feel love, peace, and joy again. It takes work, but the work that we do together can help you be and feel safe again. There is hope for your situation.