I’VE SUPPORTED PARTNERSHIPS OF ALL KINDS with ISSUES SUCH AS:
- Building Trust
- Emotional and Physical Intimacy
- Constant Arguments
- Sexual Desire Differences
- Power Struggles
- Premarital Counseling
- Mindful Break-Up or Divorce
- Family Planning / Co-Parenting
An intimate relationship can be one of the most gratifying, fun and spiritual adventures of our lives.
It can also, however, be a source of pain and anguish, exposing our deepest vulnerabilities and our most tender insecurities. When a relationship we treasure is in trouble, it is never too soon to seek support.
Couples therapy can be an exciting and powerful arena for change in your relationship. The research suggests that conflict isn't solely responsible for our problems in relationship, but rather, a painful sense of emotional disconnection from our partner; Which in turn, gives way to protest behaviors such as panic, chasing, violating relationship agreements, loneliness, communication difficulties, hostility and any number of impediments to feeling safe and loved in our relationships.
Through our work together in therapy, I will help you and your partner(s) move into new and radical moments of engagement, all the while, building the trust, intimacy and security that you might have lost.
I welcome relationship structures of all kinds. Sex-positive. Kink aware!
Do you struggle with Codependency?
The key to healthy intimacy is learning how to love another person deeply without losing our connection to ourselves. It is about cultivating our own uniqueness (our ever-evolving shapes, beliefs, values and desires) in relationship to our intimate partners.
Relationships bring to life two of our most basic drives as human beings: our longing for togetherness and our need for individuality. There are times when we feel pressured to give up one or both of those desires to maintain a sense of control or harmony in the relationship.
The results can be devastating, leading to codependent behaviors, and the deterioration of both our partnerships and our individual growth.
COUNSELING MAY HELP YOU:
- Calm yourself down in the midst of a trigger.
- Explore your impulse to conform to pressures from your emotionally significant partner.
- Learn about self-validated intimacy.
- Develop emotional awareness.
- Heal negative relationship patterns.
- Learn to set boundaries.
- Get out of a relationship that is unhealthy.
Common signs of unhealthy dependency in relationship are:
- Low self-esteem.
- A need to be irreplaceable to your partner.
- A very strong desire to control, change or manipulate the other person.
- Willingness to suffer and accept the unacceptable.
- Problems setting boundaries.