When working with couples or multiple partners, I aim to help people strengthen connection, intimacy, and understanding in order to resolve conflicts and get out of destructive patterns. Even couples with “normal” levels of conflict may benefit from couples therapy. My goal is to help couples build stronger relationships overall and healthier ways to resolve issues as they arise in the future.
I work with people of all genders, sexual and or affectional orientations, and relationship structures.
Here are some common reasons why people come to see me for couple therapy:
- To work on communication problems and find healthier modes of expression
- To deal with conflict around “hot” topics such as finances, sex, and time
- To learn how to negotiate differences and find ways to collaborate when partners have very different styles
- To develop healthy boundaries
- To deal with jealousy
- To deal with breaches in trust and develop or re-establish a secure bond
- To negotiate boundaries related to polyamorous, non-monogamous, or open relationship structures
- To establish a solid foundation in the beginning of a relationship
- To have “big conversations” related to the relationship (e.g., marriage, family building)
- To deal with the relationship concerns that may arise when one or both people go through a major life transition (e.g., gender transition, getting into recovery, career change, significant loss)