In couple's counseling, the relationship is the client. While all partners are in the room, the connection among them is what is being cared for, attended to. We practice communicating with emotional immediacy. We sort through past events or interactions, and create resolution, reaching for recovery and peace. We make efforts to articulate what has gone unsaid, and move to the next chapter, no matter what it looks like. Everyone is worthy of the space they're taking up, and sometimes more.
Are the arguments growing too frequent to bear? Have you forgotten what it felt like when you first became a union? Are you facing external challenges that result in threats to your relationship's sense of equilibrium and pleasure? We can explore these, and any questions you may be asking yourselves about your intimate relationships.
The couple's work that I do is as integrative as my individual counseling work. We will view persons as individuals who have wide spectra of needs and strengths, who have had unique life circumstances creating their outlook. We will also view individuals as having been formed by series of relationships throughout the life span, resulting in particular attachment styles and presentations.
We start with assessment, and we carry on with processing, communicating, experiments, and commitments. If you are interested in providing a tune-up for your relationship, or exploring the possibilities for greater satisfaction, give me a call. I look forward to honoring your partnership!