Couple Psychotherapy

Love is not looking at each other, but looking outward in the same direction

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Being in an intimate relationship can be the most enchanting of experiences, yet it can also be a source of deep hurts, frustrations and pain. At times of stress couples get stuck in dysfunctional patterns of mutual blaming, attacking and/or withdrawing, and they don't know how to get out of them.

Each partner feels the other is responsible for the problems. Each waits for the other to make the first move, as each sees his or her behavior as a reaction to the other's. Needless to say, nothing changes. And, while partners may still love each other, this situation is certainly not conducive to accessing, expressing and enjoying loving and tender emotions in the relationship.

I refer to these painful times as "the Crossroads", times in intimate relationships when partners question the foundations of their relationship and their feelings for one another. Couples are at the crossroads in their love relationships when they ask themselves whether they should stay together or go their own separate ways.

I believe that all couples reach the crossroads at one point or another in the course of their love relationship, at times more than once, regardless of how healthy or dysfunctional their relationship is.

My approach to couples' difficulties is based on my book, "Couples at the Crossroads: Five Steps to Finding Your Way Back to Love" available in print and e-book version on Amazon.

At the completion of couple psychotherapy, couples will:

Enjoy healthier interactions with one another

Better understand why they felt angry together, disengaged, and insecure in their love relationship and work at avoiding old patterns

Be more comfortable with personal disclosure and sharing

Feel empathy for each other's positions and feelings

Be able to make positive changes in their interactions with one another

Develop a common purpose and joint goals

Experience less stress and more joyful feelings together

Experience more emotional safety in their relationship with one another

Being worried. Sad concerned unhappy man sitting opposite a psychologist and talking to her while worrying about his boyfriend

At termination, you will have achieved a better understanding of what happened; a deeper awareness of your and your partner's emotions; a clearer assessment of where you both are, and a clearer vision of your future, together or separately.

All information is private and confidential.

If psychiatric services are needed, a referral will be made to a qualified professional.

Individual psychotherapy sessions are 45 minutes in length. Couple psychotherapy sessions are 60 minutes in length.

All clinical services are held virtually, using a HIPAA-compliant ZOOM platform. New patients are accepted for individual and couple Tele psychotherapy and Tele counseling services.

Please refer to the forms on the contact & forms page for any additional information about our services.

If interested, please contact our office at (480) 229-6666.

A 24 hour notice is required for cancellations.

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