Couples Therapy

Keeping a relationship knit together overtime is not easy.  Often circumstances contribute to the fraying of the relationship fabric. In any long-term relationship, there are bound to be disappointments and sometimes even betrayals that feel too painful to forgive. Sometimes in the bustle of making a living,  raising children and caring for family the threads of the relationship fabric begin to unravel. We realize that if we don’t get help, we may lose something precious.  Particularly in mid-life and beyond changes in circumstances, such as  families blending, children leaving or failing to launch, illness, loses and retirement, can reveal worn places that have been hidden from view for years.  

Therapeutic couples assessment may be particularly useful for short term couples counseling built on a deep understanding of each partner (See Psychological Evaluation specialty page).  

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

– Simone Signoret

With over 20 years of experience, I use a variety of  evidence based approaches to suit individual couples needs.  I work with all kinds of couples with all sexual orientations, and offer ways to heal hidden, tattered and thread bare places in a safe, compassionate and supportive environment.  I support both partners to be heard and recognized for the legitimacy of differing view points while at the same time helping each person understand the hurt that is often under the anger or coldness that appears on the surface.