There is no such thing as a "perfect" marriage or relationship. Every couple at some point in time will encounter conflict. You will be hurt by something your spouse says or does. There will be differences between you and your significant other. Some conflicts are easily worked through while others become perpetual problems. A relationship in distress with no clear way out can leave you feeling deprived of love, filled with emotions that may seem to come out of nowhere, hopeless because the one who is supposed to be your soulmate may never understand what you long for. Maybe you're left wondering "how do we get back to us? And is that even what I want anymore?"
Whether you're married, engaged or dating, if you're reading this you may be questioning if it's really possible to get back to a happy place in your relationship. Creating or renewing a connection with your partner is a process that you both take steps toward, one that can begin in the therapy room but must continue throughout your days together. Being in a committed relationship requires a delicate balance between who you are as individuals and who you are as part of a couple.
My work with couples is aimed at restoring healthy relationships by rekindling connection, improving communication, healing past hurts and strengthening the foundation of your marriage-your marital friendship.
Couples & individuals seek therapy with me when they are:
Not getting their emotional needs met
Wanting to increase intimacy
Feeling a sense of disconnect & want to find their way back to safety and connection with their partner
Having difficulties communicating and don't feel heard or understood
Find themselves stuck in the same argument repeatedly & want to learn how to break the cycle once and for all
Going through a life transition (birth/adoption of child, job loss, empty nest, chronic illness) and as a result they are experiencing stress
Depression or anxiety symptoms as a result of relational conflict or spouses need help learning to live with a family member who is experiencing a mental health diagnosis.
Singles who are dating and want to enhance their relationships