Couples Therapy

Our relationship with our partner is often the one that we work the hardest at. With the pressure of modern-day stressors, couples can benefit from couples therapy.

Communication is Key

In any partnership we bring in our own values, opinions and history. Religious beliefs and family systems between two people can contrast significantly. Our different backgrounds inevitably affect the way we approach and maintain relationships that we have as adults.

The goal of having our marriage satisfy our sexual, emotional, financial, and social needs may not occur. Discussing these expectations and differences prior to marriage can help you and your partner better appreciate and support each other through your marriage.

Emotion-Focused Therapy

EFT is a short-term therapy focusing on our adult relationships and attachment. It has proven affective for couples across the gamut who seek to strengthen their relationships and develop deeper connections.

Insurance and Assurance before Marriage

Premarital therapy has been described as “buying insurance” for your relationship. As a couple making the commitment to enter a life together, pre-marital therapy may be the last thing on your minds. However, it can be what makes your bond as a couple stronger and prepares you for marriage.

Premarital therapy pushes to bring to light any underlying concerns or weaknesses in your relationship that may present in your marriage. This form of therapy helps couples to increase their communication, conflict resolution skills, and solidify your commitment to one another.

A Guiding Hand

In premarital therapy, I will help to guide your discussion through certain key topics:

  • Finances
  • Communication
  • Beliefs & Values
  • Roles in Marriage
  • Affection & Sex
  • Desire to have Children
  • Family Relationships
  • Decision-Making
  • Dealing with Anger
  • Time Spent Togethe

A Step in the Right Direction

As a couples therapist, I am trained in emotion-focused therapy. I help clients find the patterns in their relationship and facilitate their efforts to establish a more secure and healthier relationship. The first step is to increase awareness of the emotion, to enhance emotion regulation, and then to transform the emotion.