Frequently our close relationships begin with a lot of passion, communication and intimacy. Over time, however, some couples find themselves drifting apart. Sometimes this takes place with a lot of turbulence and other times like the change of tides – seemingly imperceptible shifts that eventually leave a large gulf between the two. My clients often report experiencing a reversal of tides. They learn to stay close, passionate and loving towards one another.
Couples call me with various concerns like infidelity, communication difficulties and intimacy. Some issues that often interfere with intimacy include sexual problems, excessive use of internet pornography and computer gaming. We work together to explore the underlying reasons for these behaviors and learn other ways of relating that enhance overall satisfaction and closeness.
Couples therapy can help if your relationship suffers from:
- Lack of Intimacy
- Poor Communication
- Sexual Problems
- Relationship Distance
- Excessive Computer Gaming
- Excessive Internet Surfing
- Explosive Anger and Hostility
- Verbal and Emotional Abuse
Just as no single therapeutic model works well for all individuals, neither does one model fit all couples. Depending upon the presenting concern and resources, I draw from different therapy models and shift my approach based on your particular needs. I sometimes work with couples together in the same room, and at times separately with each individual. On occasion, group therapy can be very helpful for people wanting to deepen their understanding of their own dynamics in interpersonal relationships and strengthen the ability to form and maintain close, intimate relationships. In my work with couples I combine techniques from Attachment Theory, Systems Theory and Modern Analytic Theory.