I have skills in a wide range of treatment strategies for couples therapy to effectively approach your situation. In addition to completing two advanced degrees, I have participated in hundreds of hours of ongoing training.
I utilize a combination of the following therapeutic methods according to your needs:
The Gottman Method, developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions. Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Thus, couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Goals include increasing closeness and intimacy, improving friendship, and deepening emotional connection.
Imago Relationship Therapy, created by Dr. Harville Hendrix, examines the connection between frustrations in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. When you can understand each other and feel more empathy, you can begin to heal yourself and your relationship, and move toward a more conscious partnership.