I have had the privilege of working with couples for nearly two decades. When they come to me, they are often feeling lost in a painful, confusing, even desperate space.
My role is not to assign blame or assume I have all the answers. Instead, I teach couples how to turn toward one another so they can offer mutual understanding and support. Working as collaborative partners, we find ways to rebuild the relationship on a new foundation of love and respect.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), I use many tools, including the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Relational Life Therapy and the Developmental Model advanced by The Couples Institute. I embrace more than one method because experience has taught me that each couple’s needs are unique.
Many couples come to me after one or both have cheated. They want to know if their relationships can survive the pain, anger and confusion they feel in knowing their partner has been unfaithful.
Finding the answers requires us to dive deep into the issues within the marriage. People cheat for so many reasons – and these reasons need to come out in the open.
Counseling after infidelity is a challenging process, but one that can create hope, understanding and the chance to reestablish trust between you.
Have you noticed that your relationship with digital devices is driving a wedge between you and your partner? Many couples have come to me seeking help with phubbing, online shopping, pornography, gambling, gaming and other online behaviors that are creating conflict and distance in their marriage.
If you’re experiencing these issues — or simply feeling angry and annoyed by your partner’s addiction to tech — don’t wait until things get worse. Let’s address the situation together.