Couples Counseling

Are You Worried About Your Relationship?

Does it feel like the ease, joy and close connection you experienced early on is becoming a distant memory?

I specialize in helping couples achieve the awareness, skills, emotional agility and healing that will enable you to have the secure, connected and supportive relationship you want and deserve.

Is conflict increasing, sex decreasing? Is there more complaining, fighting and withdrawal than feeling understood, appreciated and respected? Are underlying problems of anxiety, issues from childhood and loss of trust compounding stressors like kids, finances and in-laws? If so, I can help.

My goal for you is deep and lasting change, and my approach is active, compassionate, attachment-based, and multi-layered. Together we will identify and dismantle destructive patterns that prevent healthy relationship and replace them with new ways of interacting that help you feel empowered and connected.

Common Issues

Below are some of the most common issues I work with in couples counseling:

Conflict
Communication
Emotional Estrangement
Anxiety/Depression

Parenting & co-parenting
Trauma
Affair Recovery
Financial issues

Pre-Marital Counseling
Intimacy and sexual issues
ADHD
LGBTQ

My Approach

Down to earth, non-judgmental, attachment-oriented, trauma-informed, experienced, and actively engaged, I will help you feel more empowered and understood in your marriage or relationship.

I am passionate about working with couples, and I continue to draw from my extensive and ongoing training in the field, including:

Relational Life Therapy (RLT)

The Gottman Method

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO)

Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy (PACT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

To get a sense of what I’m like as a therapist,
see “Choosing a Therapist”

Often, there is one partner in the marriage or relationship who is more interested in beginning couples counseling.  I understand and empathize with the reluctant partner.  Both of your feelings and points of view are important and deserving of attention, and I won’t take sides. As an advocate for the relationship, I will actively support you both in creating a safe emotional environment for discussing sensitive issues.

I know that coordinating schedules for couples counseling can be tricky.  My office in north central Austin is conveniently-located for access from different parts of town.

Schedule a free 30-minute in-person consultation at my office in north central Austin