Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling for Adults

Couples come to counseling for a variety of reasons.  Some of those reasons are:

  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Conflict resolution
  • Affair recovery
  • Emotional distance
  • Healthy relationship support and enhancement
  • Communication problems
  • Living as roommates instead of a couple
  • Incorporating faith and spirituality
  • Financial arguments

I work with couples primarily from an orientation of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and incorporate perspectives and tools from Gottman, Imago Therapy, and others.  Using this approach, I help you deal with anger, fear, and breaches of trust, and reshape negative cycles that have become a pattern in your lives.

Prepare-Enrich for Couples

I am certified to deliver Prepare-Enrich relationship counseling, which includes an online assessment ($35) and couples counseling sessions.  In these sessions, in partnership with me, you will review the results of the assessment, develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your partner, and your relationship, and practice skills that can be used today and for years to come.  Since it is comprehensive and customized, many couples choose Prepare-Enrich for pre-marital counseling and marriage counseling, and it is also beneficial for couples in long-term dating relationships.   I typically work with couples over the course of 4-8 sessions that include topics such as:

  • Relationship Dynamics and Communication
  • Stress Profiles and Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Health and Commitment
  • Financial Management
  • Relationship Roles
  • Sex and Affection
  • Spiritual Beliefs
  • Children and Parenting
  • Leisure Activities
  • Blended Families / Step Families, as applicable
  • Pre-Adoption / Pre-Foster Care, as applicable
  • Pre-Adoption / Pre-Foster Care, as applicable