How it works
I work with couples by initially gaining an understanding of what made them come in for therapy, helping them articulate goals for each other, and working on achieving those goals.
I also like to help couples talk about their individual histories. I find it helps each partner empathize and understand better what might be at the root of the problem.
In addition, I ask each person to talk about how they met, what brought them together, what made them fall in love and to include a story about a time when they were getting along better so we’re not just focusing on conflict but also on the love that brought them together.
And finally, I look for a way to understand the patterns of their relationship and help free them from destructive patterns by using their love to motivate them.