“Through laughter and tears you helped us untangle ourselves from each other. Thank you for empowering us to take responsibility for the roles that we played instead of living in blame and resentment.”
former couple (used with permission)
Relationships are hard. We fall into patterns that are hard to see and even harder to avoid. Our past experiences can wreak havoc on the present without us even realizing it or knowing what to do about it. Frustrations, resentment, and ambivalence move in and take root.
Couples counseling can help. Even if only one person makes changes, the relationship will not stay the same. Having an objective third party facilitate communication and help brainstorm ideas for improving intimacy can be an effective way to transform your relationship.
My graduate training focused on marriage and family therapy. I understand the complicated dynamics that impact relationships and undermine their stability. I know that sometimes it may feel safer to do nothing. I also know that couples can reconnect and regain passion, respect, and stability.
If you are considering couples counseling, contact me. We can discuss your goals to determine how best to proceed.