Will you be there for me? Can I trust you? Can I be my true self in this relationship? Can we laugh and have fun together? Will you listen and try to understand my perspective- even if you disagree with it? If you feel alone in your relationship, misunderstood or continuously angry, there is deep and meaningful work we can do, we must do, to help repair your relationship. 90% of my practice is comprised of couples. I specialize in the work I find to be rich and meaningful, which holds the capacity to create tremendous change, for individuals within the couple, for the couple partnership, and for the family at large. A strong, bonded and loving couple can be the epicenter of a family that faces the ups and downs of life, and works through them to find meaning and happiness. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist and I am also trained in EFT, the Developmental Model, and Discernment Counseling. I work with couples in my office for in-person sessions or through online tele-therapy. I also offer intensive couples therapy retreats in Los Angeles and Connecticut: https://www.couplestherapyinc.com/intensive-couples-retreats/.
Marriage is one of the biggest commitments a person can make. While there is often great love and joy at the time of finding a life partner, there can also be confusion, fear, and doubt. Couples might ask themselves, "How do I know that I've chosen the right partner?" "Will I be able to make my partner happy for the rest of my life?" "Will we be able to navigate life's challenges together?" "How will we endure crises together, should they come up?" Starting this transition in a healthy way is crucial in order to build a foundation of joy and health in a marriage.
There are times in life when even the strongest person needs extra support. Individual therapy is for anyone who has been struggling with some difficulty and has not yet been able to resolve it on his/her own. People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons: from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma; to dealing with depression or anxiety; to simply desiring personal growth and healthier functioning in their lives.
Family therapy is often sought when a major transition or other source of stress affects the family’s well-being. In such situations, the family’s sense of closeness, the family’s communication and the family structure itself can become vulnerable. Common issues addressed in family therapy are concerns around parenting, sibling conflict, loss of loved ones, new members entering the family, or dealing with a major change affecting the family system.