Couples counseling focuses specifically on the relationship; technically, the relationship is the client. I work with couples using my training as an Imago therapist, based on the book, Getting the Love You Want, by Harville Hendrix.
Imago therapy helps us to think about the cage we have around our heart. We drop that cage when we believe we are safe.
We all have baggage that we bring into relationships from our family backgrounds and from previous relationships. These issues will come up in any intimate relationship. If a couple has the desire, they can work together to help heal each other’s old wounds.
I provide specific communication techniques that help couples listen carefully until they feel understood by each other. Each partner learns to recognize the wounds that come from their past that get activated in arguments, so that they can become less reactive in the present. This process encourages couples to become more compassionate and to express a new curiosity to understand each other’s truths, thereby providing a context for growth.
Contact me today to learn more about Couples Counseling and let’s talk more about how I can help.