When couples contact me for counseling, they readily report they are
stuck - they've lost their way, they've grown apart and they don't know
how to get back on track. When asked why they are seeking therapy, couples
typically chime in together, "We need help communicating!" I work with
couples to tackle all kinds of challenges including intimacy, isolation,
workaholism, financial stress, infidelity, anger, blended families and
Research has shown that couples don't improve their relationship simply
by becoming more assertive or employing more active listening skills.
My approach with couples is to provide an environment where safety and
integrity exist so that empathy and respect for differences are honored,
while at the same time room is created for feedback and constructive confrontation.
I don't tell couples what to do. Rather I offer a mirror that makes it
possible for you to see where and how you might upgrade your systems of
operating relationally with each other.
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