Thinking about and preparing for marriage can be such an exciting time in a couples life. The idea of spending the rest of your life with the one you love most in this world is precious.
Emotionally Focused (Couples) Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is an attachment-orientated model and one of the most effective approaches to couples therapy with lasting effects. It provides a map of how to help couples find their way towards a secure trusting relationship where they feel confident in their connection with their partner. My goal is to ensure that both people in the relationship feel heard, respected and encouraged to share their story.
Couple relationships are a very important part of our lives. We all have a longing to feel precious and honored by the one we love. However, overtime and due to difficult life experiences, something comes along that breaks connection, leading to feelings of being hurt, disappointed, hopeless, lonely, sad, helpless, and angry. Although this state of disconnection is not what we set out to achieve in our relationship, sometimes we just don’t know any other way of being, nor do we possess the tools needed to create the secure and trusting connection we desire. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy goes beyond conflict resolution by deepening partners’ emotional accessibility and intimacy as we work through distress and past hurts. We will work together to identify and interrupt your negative and exhausting patterns of interaction and to forgive injuries, eventually, building new positive and fulfilling ways of connecting with one-another.
Couples therapy can be mentally and emotionally difficult and it may require you to be patient with yourself and your partner. However, once the benefits of therapy start to appear through your improved communication and understanding of one another, you will be hooked! It is a blessing to see couples feeling proud of their journey and the work they achieve together. If you recognize any of these issues or concerns in your relationship and want to explore them further, then please do not hesitate to contact me for a free 20-minute phone consultation to discuss whether my services feel like the right fit for you and your partner.
My adventurous side brought me to China (p. 12) to practice international social work while completing my MSW degree. Here I stepped out of my comfort zone and worked with youth (a population I had no experience with) in a high school struggling with mental health, sexuality, familial issues and bullying.
What I hope this information tells you is not only about the kinds of versatile work I have accomplished in my career but more so about the valuable lessons learned while working with such resilient individuals. Lessons such as: to love and accept oneself; to master ones own physical, cognitive and emotional limitations; to appreciate both painful and joyous moments; to overcome great pain; to acknowledged the pain one has caused others and to forgive – these are just some of the greatest learnings clients have passed along to me over the years. To read more about my professional work experiences please view my Linkedin profile for more information.