Creative Holistic Counseling for Couples
Beginning with our first phone call, we’ll, start the process of discovery as we get to know each other and I learn about your particular relationship needs.
From a client-centered perspective, we will develop our working goals, and create a toolbox of your individual and relationship strengths. Together, we’ll build a strong foundation and a safe environment from which trust can develop before we jump into the more difficult areas of conflict.
As we work together, I will introduce communication skills and techniques that are informed by more than 40 years of research, with over 3000 couples, by The Gottman Institute. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have provided many clues about what makes or breaks a relationship, and what differentiates healthy, happy couples from those heading toward divorce.
Our work together will be creative and flexible, so that it moves and keeps pace with your process. Communication comes in many forms, including verbal, creative arts, and movement. A blend of these styles can help connect couples to their intuitive wisdom, thus transforming physical tension in the body as well as the mind, which leads to greater emotional awareness, understanding, and willingness to support each other’s needs.
Offering guidance for couples
I work with couples at all stages of their relationship, with specialized training and experience related to:
- Partners with a trauma history
- Pre-marital counseling
- Family Planning and conception
- When divorce is on the table