Relationships are hard. Partners often become caught up in conflict, disconnection, and hurt feelings. In counseling, I often observe patterns between partners when they are concerned about or feeling overwhelmed by the relationship. Some withdraw. Some become worried. Others become angry or bitter.
Sometimes these interactions produce a downward spiral that can feel and appear hopeless. Relationship therapy helps people get out of these negative cycles and move into more positive, trusting, open patterns with each other. This process helps partners to be emotionally attuned and responsive to each other. In fact, it fosters and recreates the very foundations of love and connection.
Common issues in relationship counseling may include:
Lack of trust
Infidelity or Affairs
Emotional Abuse and Trauma
Ending relationships and divorce
Polyamory and Non-monogamy
Relationship counseling is difficult and exciting work with much potential for growth and reconnection. If you are ready to connect with your lover once again, please contact me > to schedule a consultation meeting.
Research suggests that partners who undergo premarital counseling reduce their risk of separation by up to 30%. In addition to my training as a professional counselor, I am certified as a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator. Using a combination of emotionally-focused therapy and the P-E assessment tool, I help partners address key issues and help them build a strong and stable relationship from the get-go.
What is Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)?
Dr. Sue Johnson provides a brief summary of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). This leading edge, empirically validated form of therapy is taught all over the world. EFT is based on the last 50 years of scientific research on bonding: bonding between mother and child and romantic bonds between partners.