Relationships transform us. And we need people. The more awareness we can build in relationships, the more able we are to make conscious choices around how we want to be with one another.
If you are seeking couples counseling, a part of you (big or small) truly values your relationship. Attachment is healthy and necessary but many of us are wounded by not-so-perfectly-healthy early childhood attachments. We tend to replay these early attachment wounds in our adult relationships, relating from a defended stance that blocks us from experiencing true intimacy. If our partner is wounded too, this is a recipe for conflict. The good news is we can choose to not follow the family recipe if we don't want to!
My approach is warm and playful yet challenging. In our sessions I will work with you and your partner to help us understand your dynamic and get to the core of what you feel and need in the relationship. I will help you practice new skills for more effectively communicating your needs, hearing your partner, and responding authentically. I enjoy working with all kinds of couples, including heterosexual, queer, monogamous & non-monogamous couples.
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Externship October 2015 with Dr. Rebecca Jorgenson and Dr. Mark Kaupp
From Drones to Phones: Security vs Freedom in Our Romantic Relationships
Living and Loving in the Nation's Most Expensive City
Can't Get No Satisfaction: Food and Relationships
Here's an episode of my podcast that focuses on relationship challenges: