Couples Counseling

  • Improve communication, especially around conflict

  • Hear and understand each other better

  • Deepen intimacy and sexual desire

  • Address attachment issues

  • Create a better, healthier relationship

  • Relieve stress & anxiety

  • Let go of resentments

  • Jealousy, Infidelity, Trust Issues

  • Parenting Support

  • Decide if you want to be in this relationship?

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We are biologically wired for connection, but maintaining a healthy and satisfying partnership can be far from easy. All relationships need attention and care, even if you are on solid ground.

Recognizing when things aren’t working takes courage. There may be concerns about what might get opened up. Even suggesting therapy might feel like you are admitting that you think there’s something wrong. Feelings of fear, shame and hopelessness can stop you from getting the help your relationship needs to thrive. 

The truth is relationships are hard. They take work. It can be hard to do that work on your own.

Challenges in relationships, even a crisis, is an opportunity to get stronger and for personal growth. 

When you are in a relationship you don’t stop being you. Each person brings with them how they have been shaped by their families, previous relationships, hurts, expectations and dreams. This is what makes you who you are and probably holds the key to understanding what brought you together with your partner. Our approach is to focus on understanding each individual, as well as the nature of the relationship you have created together. 

Our training includes intensive Inter-Analytic Couples and Sex Training at UCLA, and incorporates tools and techniques fro Esther Perel, The Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. These approaches share the foundational belief that the way in which you choose and respond in an intimate relationship is based on the attachment style formed at the earliest stages of life. Knowing more about this part of yourself and your partner can go a long way toward meeting each others’ needs, reducing conflict and strengthening your bond.