I now offer a nine-week online psychoeducational program that serves both as a self-study program for those couples who wish to work on their relationship at home, working at their own pace, as well as an introduction to couples counseling, teaching the skills and tools needed to make couples counseling really beneficial and successful. I now ask all new couples to start Couplehood: A New Way to Love before their first session, so they can get started right away even when my calendar may be full for several months.
I particularly enjoy working with couples from different cultural backgrounds. Both inter-cultural relationships and the immigrant experience offer unique challenges to couples. Regardless of what brings you to couples counseling, my goal is to help you leave with more consciousness, more compassion, more love, and more curiosity.
Couples counseling can be for partners in any relationship stage who are seeking a more conscious, connected relationship. I have worked with couples in all stages of relationships from pre-marital counseling to healing from crisis to post-divorce.
I love watching the signs of love and attachment, the challenge of making sure both parties feel heard and supported, and helping couples learn new techniques and discover new depths to their relationship. I utilize Imago Relationship Therapy theories and exercises, which is a research-based approach to working with relationships, popularized in the 1980s when the founder Harville Hendrix first appeared on Oprah.
Stereotypically, it is women who drag men to see a couples counselor to talk, but in truth, I have at least as many men as women contact me about relationship issues – whether coming as a couple or individually.
Men just as much as women appreciate having a third party translate the intention and deeper meaning behind their attempts at communication. The truth is when we try to talk to the person closest to us, we often fail to communicate effectively, end up discussing peripheral details rather than “the main thing”, and unintentionally create more distance rather than finding agreement or even compromise.
While only one partner needs to schedule a couples counseling appointment, each partner will be asked to complete a digital intake form and informed consent contract. Between now and your first appointment, please start the online program Couplehood: A New Way to Love to start learning the skills and tools you will need to make couples counseling successful and beneficial.
Availability Inquiries & Referrals
If you would like to inquire about my current availability or referrals that I may have for you, please feel free to email me with a little information about your situation and where you reside. I do not work directly with any insurance company for my clients' best interests.