Marriage and Family Therapy
Relationships, like people, sometimes fail to thrive. Sometimes the issue is minor, sometimes serious. Maybe your relationship has been healthy for a year, 10 years or 20. Maybe it's been ailing for quite a while and, suddenly, you wake up and your relationship and sex life are flatlining. What is there to do?
Every marriage faces challenges. Some couples are stressed out because of finances. Some struggle to get used to life with a first baby or rebellious teenager. Sometimes difficult in-laws or other family dynamics affect the marriage. Some couples aren't even sure why exactly they've grown distant.
Whether your relationship is struggling or is in full crisis mode, a couples therapist can provide support and access to resources that can help you resolve your issues. I specialize in couples counseling, working with people to address unresolved conflicts using a supportive, interactive process. Breaking old patterns is difficult, and facing tough challenges is hard, but, together, we can work to make lasting changes and embrace positive life‑ and relationship‑affirming solutions.
Relationships are one of the most rewarding parts of life ... and often, one of the most challenging. A partnership is a team sport. It brings together two personalities, backgrounds, and value systems. Similar to paddling a canoe, you learn how to move in harmony with one another, you develop a rhythm. This becomes the shape of the relationship, the course you return to both consciously and unconsciously. Sometimes we are not in sync and the canoe topples. The once‑great ride is now bumpy and scary. You will need to find a way to shore up again or risk overturning. Both partners need to learn a new way to paddle. For this reason, it can be extremely valuable to work with a couples' therapist.