Couples

In couple therapy we 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. We have experience working with couples of various ages, different cultural/ social backgrounds and sexual orientations. We have special expertise in working with couples who are negotiating cultural differences in inter–cultural, inter-racial, or inter-faith relationships.

In couples therapy, we 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

We use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Therapy. We will help you address the feelings that are usually the underlying reasons of a distressed relationship such as:

  • Can you reach for your partner in your moments of need?
  • Can you rely on your partner to respond to you when you need him / her emotionally?
  • Will he /she be there for you?
  • Will he/she stay close to you and value you ?
  • Is he /she impacted by how you feel and what you say?
  • Can you trust him/her?
  • Are you important to him/her ?