Couples Counseling

Couple talking together

Some couples feel trapped in a dance of disconnection. You don’t want the magic of your love to fade away. But you wonder how you and your partner can stop the anger and respond better to each other’s needs.

Your difficulties may come from fertility issues, divorce, an affair, loss or trauma, family problems, a new marriage, the birth of a baby, an empty nest, retirement, or something else.

Please know that you can heal your relationship and feel safe, close, and more loving again. Research shows that Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) helps couples 70 to 80% of the time. With new knowledge and tools, you can make positive, lasting changes in your life together.

What to expect

Your therapist will meet with you as a couple first to hear your concerns and develop therapy goals.  After one or two sessions, each of you will meet with your therapist individually.  Over the course of therapy your therapist will focus on relationship strengths and interaction patterns that both help and hinder emotional intimacy. As a couple you will identify your positive and negative interaction cycles, and more importantly, you will be able to get unstuck when emotional connection breaks down.  You will learn to create a safe emotional space for each other and communicate in a way that fosters repair and healing in the relationship.  

Creating Connection Couples Workshop

Do you find yourself wishing for a deeper connection with your partner? Find out if this proven program for couples, based on Sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight program, may be right for you. This workshop is held over the course of 3 days.  During expert led discussion, demonstration and private conversation, couples learn to understand each other better, and therefore, respond to each other in ways that feel supportive. One participant said the experience “felt therapeutic but not like therapy, and the balance felt just right.”

When you are ready, contact us to schedule an appointment.