Couples Therapy Services.
Relationships can help heal trauma. They can be a path towards powerful healing and growth and repair years of feeling alone, unseen and some deep, core emotional wounds. Relationships are also challenging because they bring everything out from the shadows of your relational history so that it can be seen, felt, heard and ultimately healed.
If individuals in a partnership are open to this healing journey, it can be a path to becoming who you indeed are. When we can truly see, hear and understand our partners, we can heal, grow and thrive together. This is what creates long-lasting partnerships. We are here to help guide and support you on this journey if you are willing and open to this process and accept that partnership is a journey, not a destination.
“…the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.” – Esther Perel.
Couple Therapy Modalities
Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)
EFT is an experiential approach (learning by doing – in session) focusing on adult attachment and bonding.
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The ultimate goal is to help create and foster a feeling of safety and connectedness within the relationship. It prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation and helps understand, expand and re-organize partners’ positions and the patterns that partners find themselves in.
- It positively affects mental and physical health as couples regulate each other’s physiology and emotional functioning.
- It has substantial empirical support for its effectiveness (over 30 years of research)
- Therapy is brief, usually between 8-20 sessions
The Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Gottman Method aims to help build stronger relationships overall and healthier ways to cope with issues as they arise in the future.
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The goals are to help with verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy, and foster empathy and understanding within the relationship.
Some relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy are
- frequent conflict and arguments
- poor or lack of communication
- the emotional distance in partnership,
- on the verge of separation
The couple and therapist decide frequency and duration.