Relationship Counseling in Norfolk, Nags Head and Online

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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