Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues

Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives”

Bessel Van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score.

Unresolved issues, poor communication, and inadequate conflict resolution skills are just a few of the things that can contribute to relationships declining into detachment and contempt, or endless conflict and tension.  Abuse, addiction or affairs cause major damage to relationships.   Healing relationship issues with individual and/or couples therapy can help resolve underlying issues and lead to a secure, loving, passionate relationship.    As couples learn how to communicate and resolve conflicts effectively, and how to be more supportive and encouraging, their sense of connection and satisfaction with each other improves.  One of the best gifts we can give our children, of any age, is to develop ourselves as individuals and couples into our full potential.

In couples therapy I bring my experience with EMDR therapy, the Gottman Method, and Dr. Susan Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples heal and grow.  Creating a safe relationship where couples can learn how to resolve conflicts, repair ruptures and to be open, vulnerable and intimate allows love and passion to flourish and couples to thrive.  This enhances the lives of both individuals in the couple, and improves their relationships with each other, their children, grandchildren, and other important people in their lives.  By having the courage to seek help, you can allow your relationship to heal from whatever issues you are facing. You can become a safe harbor for each other and learn strategies for safeguarding your relationship in the future.   The skills you learn can change relationship patterns for generations. 

Available in-person and via telehealth for therapy and consultation:

My professional services are available in-person in my Newport Beach office and remotely via a secure HIPAA compliant Zoom format or Facetime. I can effectively provide teletherapy for anyone within the state of California, including individual and couples therapy, and EMDR therapy. You are welcome to join me for individual and/or group EMDR consultation remotely wherever you are in the world.

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