Find and Strengthen Your Connection
The quality of your relationship determines the quality of your life.
Couples often find themselves trapped in repetitive, negative interaction patterns. While the specifics may vary, the process and emotional repercussions are all too familiar. Even if you can accurately predict how a conflict will unfold, finding a way to break free from it once it’s begun proves difficult.
Distance between partners may be an effect of a major life event or a gradual erosion of closeness over time. Regardless of the cause, one thing is certain: both partners feel a sense of isolation and question if they will ever be able to overcome these challenges.
“To achieve a lasting loving bond, we have to be able to tune in to our deepest needs and longings and translate them into clear signals that help our lovers respond to us. We have to be able to accept love and to reciprocate.”
- Sue Johnson
Couples therapy provides an opportunity for partners to delve beneath the surface-level manifestations of anger, resentment, or miscommunication to explore the core beliefs that underlie thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In this therapy, unfulfilled needs are identified, fostering a greater understanding and compassion between partners so that those needs can be met.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in psychodynamic and emotionally-focused perspectives. I hold the belief that each individual carries a personal history of both wounds and strengths, which frequently manifest in primary attachment relationships. Romantic relationships, in particular, tend to trigger lifelong unresolved wounds but can also be the place of deep and lasting healing.
Let us work together to
Identify negative relational patterns
Access and express your underlying emotions and attachment needs
Practice new ways of interacting with one another
Foster emotional engagement and responsiveness between you and your partner
Identify each partner’s attachment style and how to use it as a strength
Heal from childhood attachment wounds
Develop your parenting skills