Couples therapy is a step towards improving your relationship and your life.
A healthy relationship, in which each partner feels loved, understood and supported, is intimately tied to one’s overall life satisfaction. The converse is true as well: an unhappy relationship can impact all areas of one’s life. It adds stress, anger, sadness and distractions. Many couples can recall a happier time and are sometimes confused as to how they have landed in disconnection and pain.
Some of the reasons couples seek treatment with me include:
- loss of intimacy (sexual and emotional)
- communication problems
- financial disagreements
- decision making styles
- parenting approaches
- traumatic betrayals
- relationship strains due to infertility or family building
I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, a powerful, empirically-supported modality. EFT considers the impact of one’s family of origin and past patterns in the unfolding of relationship difficulties. New self-awareness and empathy for one’s partner is leveraged to recreate healthy interaction cycles.
EFT incorporates what we know about how people connect in significant relationships with interventions that are experiential and humanistic. By opening up new ways of understanding oneself and one’s partner, the couple can forge a new, previously unknown, way forward.