We humans are built to bond, wanting to travel our journey with a partner who truly knows, accepts and loves us. But while a partner relationship can be incredibly fulfilling, it's often far from easy and it's common for couples to go through some big highs and lows together.
Sometimes you get to a point where you feel like you can't relax around your partner anymore and you're constantly walking on eggshells with the sense that no matter how hard you try, it's never quite enough. If one or both of you have retreated behind a self-protective wall so you don't keep getting hurt, you may have started to wonder if the feelings of passion and intimacy you once had can ever come back. If this sounds familiar, Relationship Therapy can make all the difference.
Most of us learn any number of useful skills as we go through life, but most of us haven't had the opportunity to learn the skills we actually need for the healthy, nourishing and passionate connection we want. As a result, we often find ourselves disappointed in our intimate relationships. Relationship Therapy gives you the tools to be able to have a relationship you can thrive in.
In working with me you'll learn how to:
make your communication together flow
navigate conflict so it doesn't lead to gridlock, anger and hurt feelings
ensure that your relationship can withstand the inevitable stressors that come along
keep yourself and your partner both feeling emotionally safe in your relationship
re-spark intimacy and passion that feels comfortable
We may think that feeling deep contentment in our intimate relationships isn't something learnable, but it is! I approach couples therapy from a non-judgmental, sex-positive, LGBTQIA affirming perspective, with the view that what matters most is our fundamental need for loving connection.