As a couple therapist I can help facilitate better communication based on empathy that will increase mutual validation, shared understanding, trust, security and comfort within your relationship as a couple or as a family. I have experience working with couples of various ages, different cultural/ social backgrounds and sexual orientations. I have special expertise in working with couples who are negotiating cultural differences in inter–cultural, inter-racial, or inter-faith relationships.
In couples therapy, I can help you:
-Understand more clearly each other’s emotions, so you can offer and receive support
-Recognize underlying reasons for your conflict
-Address negative interaction patterns
-Recover from difficult life events in a way that strengthens the relationship
-Learn how to repair and forgive injuries, such as infidelity
-Learn to renew love and build trust
-Enhance your emotional and physical closeness
-Resolve issues related to parenthood and parenting concerns
-Negotiate differences in cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds
-Negotiate the impact of families of origin on the relationship
-Affirm strengths in your relationship
-Improve your communication
I use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).In EFT I will help you address the feelings that are usually the underlying reasons of a distressed relationship:
-Can I reach for you in my moments of need?
-Can I rely on you to respond to me when I need you emotionally?
-Will you be there for me?
-Will you stay close to me and value me?
-Are you impacted by how I feel and what I say?
-Can I trust you?
-Am I important to you?
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