A couple is defined as two people who are in a committed relationship in some way. Couple therapy or counseling has traditionally been sought after by romantic couples who are in a marriage, engagement, live-in or otherwise partnered relationship. Your romantic relationship could have different structures including monogamy, serial monogamy, polyamory, or open marriage, etc.
You may also be in other important relationships that you would like to work on to either create or maintain that relationship in a healthy, comfortable and rewarding way.
If there are difficulties it does not mean it is time to throw in the towel; even if there are hard issues to cope with or what appear to be insurmountable obstacles. I am a strong believer that we as people are resilient and curious. Give yourself the opportunity to find a new way to relate to each other that enhances your relationship. Getting safe and comfy with your partners, your friends and your parents allows you to move forward in a healthier productive way that can build instead of break your alliance with your loved ones.
EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY
I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) when working with couple relationships. EFT outlines a step by step plan to move through a process that takes us from the beginning where we are stuck, to the end where we find a healthy loving way to interact and function together. EFT is an attachment based therapy that uses an attachment model for the process of the therapy and for the connection of the couple.
Filming the Sessions
I film our work together with your signed permission. This way I have the opportunity to see some of the subtleties that go unseen in real time. Being able to see more finitely the interaction in session allows for more depth of understanding and further insight into the dynamics of the relationship. I will view the session before our next meeting. At times I will also consult with another therapist who will offer even more insight, thus giving you a team to help advance the work.