Welcome to Couples Counseling
Blah, blah, blah...maybe it's not necessary
We are facing a pandemic. We are receiving all kinds of recommendations to stay safe and not become infected. Blah, blah, blah...Social distancing is an essential way for us to both avoid contact with an infected person AND even if we are asymptomatic, avoid passing on the virus to someone else.
There is a part of me that wants to do what I want to do in spite of these recommendations.I want to live as I have before all of this fuss and do my normal thing, which is pretty much do what I want, when I want to or not.
I really want to hug my adult children and their spouses! I want to cuddle my grandchildren! I miss each of them! There's so many things I want to do freely. So do you.
As a professional marriage counselor and psychotherapist in a private practice, I want to set appointments with my current clients and continue the process of both individual and couples therapy on a regular basis. I'm frustrated that I cannot do this. My frustration is tempered by the reality that I must honor the need for keeping a social distance with my clients so that we avoid the possibility of spreading the virus to each other.
I struggle with my ambivalence. On the one hand, I keep thinking that the therapy that we do together is essential for my clients emotional-mental-relationship health and well-being. I rationalize that there's only a slight chance that a therapy session is likely to be dangerous for my clients or me. By taking the precautions recommended, it could be okay to continue having sessions.
On the other hand, I understand that while I can rationalize my reasons for physically connecting with my family and friends and meeting face to face with my clients during therapy sessions, I am taking the risk of passing on this virus or receiving it.
While I'm ambivalent I am leaning into taking strict precautions. The fact is that social distancing eliminates any risk of spreading this virus. I'm contributing to flattening the spread which is one action that I can take for sake of family, friends, and clients.
What's going on for you?
Marriage or Couples Counseling is my specialty as a licensed Marriage Therapist.
Couples Counseling & Therapy
Marriage relationships can get messy with repeated ineffective attempts to connect with each other. If you've been hurting emotionally, suffering in an unhappy relationship, I will work with both of you to gain fresh insight and perspective, encourage you to make needed changes, and guide you to co-create a relationship that is satisfying. I will help you with the areas of your relationship that are especially difficult. Common areas couples need help: learning effective skills to communicate with each other, finding the kind of connection that promotes understanding and intimacy and changing your relationship and your lives into one that you truly want.
Benefits of Marriage Counseling include:
- Improving communication
- Resolving conflicts & disagreements
- Overcoming infidelity
- Understanding myself better
- Understanding my partner better
- Getting to a more fair workload
- Reducing tension
- Preventing separation or divorce
- Learning "good" ways to fight
- Stop hurting each other
- Winning back my partner's love
- Loving my partner again
- Discussing issues around raising kids
- Improving our sex and intimacy
- Deciding whether we should separate
You’re smart to be looking for the right personal therapist or couples therapist that you hope will be able to help you get started healing and helping you create a satisfying personal life or a happier relationship. You want a therapist who is competent, compassionate, understanding, worthy of your trust, and a good fit for you.