Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy
My primary goal in couples psychotherapy is for partners to see each other more clearly. When partners experience each other more authentically, one of two things typically happen: increased intimacy or detachment. Said in another way, that which couples therapy exposes brings couples further apart or closer together. This is the risk of couples psychotherapy. However, when couples relate to each other in a more honest, vulnerable manner, an opportunity is provided for the provision of acceptance, growth, and changed behavior for the benefit of each partner and the couple. Through this challenging and rewarding processing of seeing each other more clearly, I also focus on improving communication, increasing partners' emotional attunement, and deepening intimacy in the relationship. Premarital and pre-engagement counseling are also provided.