Couples seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including infidelity repair, addictions, communication skills, conflict resolution, parenting, and jealousy. Relationships change throughout the course of a relationship. During the honeymoon stage, partners often don’t want to leave the others’ side and it seems an impossibility that this will ever change. However, as the years pass, disillusionment may set in with increased family responsibilities, financial pressures, and career trajectories. But this does not have to be the case. It is important to remember that you fell in love for a reason. You have a shared history and this is what we seek to repair and restore.
Our counselors follow the Gottman Method for Healthy Relationships as well as an Emotionally-Focused Couples Theory. Both are highly researched and evidence-based treatments. According to the Gottman Method, created by Drs. John and Julie Gottmann, couples must continue to grow in their fondness for one another, be able to influence each other, and turn toward and not away from their partner.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, founded by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg, is rooted in Attachment Theory and the belief that couples need to have a secure emotional attachment with one another in order to feel safe and vulnerable. Once a secure bond is achieved, couples can restructure their interactions and responses. Contact one of our therapists if you are interested in improving your relationship.