Couples Counseling

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy?

All things can be improved, changed, and made better with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you each need in the relationship.

Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:

  • Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Extended Family
  • Fighting fair
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy
  • Mental Illness
  • Pre-Marital/Readiness
  • Pornography
  • Sex

In my couple’s therapy sessions, I help people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain sustaining love.

Conflict Resolution

Do you and your partner have arguments that never seem to get resolved?

Are you a parent of teenagers, struggling to maintain peace in your home?

Do you have a hard time addressing disagreements with your boss or co-workers?

Conflict resolution can teach you how to cope in challenging situations by helping you focus on finding solutions as you navigate conflict. In any type of relationship, be it personal or professional, conflict is bound to happen. It's not reasonable or realistic to expect two people to always agree on everything. Even though conflict is a normal, healthy part of any relationship, trying to deal with it when it comes up can feel anything but healthy or normal. Since disagreements are an expected part of life, learning to handle them in a positive and meaningful way is crucial.

We'll teach you how to focus on a solution instead of shutting down, blaming, or resenting the other person. 

You can't control the other person, but you can control how you respond.

If you're having difficulties in the workplace or at home and need support, conflict resolution can teach you skills so you can handle any situation. 

Intimacy Issues

Intimacy issues can refer to difficulties or challenges in connecting on a physical, emotional, or sexual level. These issues can manifest in different ways, such as a lack of sexual desire or satisfaction, difficulty expressing emotions, or struggles with physical closeness.

Both physical and emotional intimacy are important components of a healthy relationship, and when there are issues in one area, it can impact the other.

A variety of factors can influence intimacy including past experiences, personal beliefs, cultural norms, trauma and relationship dynamics. 

Issues can arise in any relationship, and it's important for couples to be aware. Here are some examples of issues that can affect intimacy:

  • Differences in libido: Partners may have different levels of sexual desire, which can lead to feelings of rejection, frustration, and disappointment.

  • Performance anxiety: Fear of not being able to perform sexually or satisfy one's partner can cause stress and anxiety, making it difficult to be intimate.

  • Trust issues: Trust is essential for intimacy, and if partners don't feel secure in their relationship, it can lead to difficulties with physical and emotional closeness.

  • Body image issues: Insecurities about one's body or appearance can lead to a lack of confidence in the bedroom and inhibit intimacy.

  • Communication breakdown: If partners don't communicate openly and honestly about their needs and desires, it can lead to misunderstandings and a lack of intimacy.

  • Past trauma: Experiences such as sexual abuse, assault, or past relationships can affect one's ability to be intimate in the present.

  • Stress and life changes: Stressful life events such as work, financial problems, or major life changes such as having a child can impact intimacy.

By being aware of these issues, couples can be better equipped to address them and seek support when needed. Intimacy issues can be challenging, but with patience, empathy, and communication, partners can work through them and strengthen their relationship.