I work with couples and poly unions who seek to foster a deeper understanding of each other as unique individuals; increase trust and intimacy; improve communication, heal from a breach of trust/affair; or resolve conflicts. Each couple or union is truly unique and I tailor my work to not only the unit but also to the people within it. I use tenets of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) in my work. These therapeutic modalities help couples/unions establish and nurture strong and healthy bonds with one another.
In my initial sessions with partners, we get to know each other and establish a foundation of trust, respect and safety. Both the couple/union and the individuals then separately identify what is not working/ what is creating conflict/ what they would like to see change within the relationship. I identify the communication and relationship patterns that have developed between couple/union. We then focus a bulk of our work on developing a healthier pattern; and reviewing/affirming these resulting changes towards the goals mutually identified by the couple/union. The aim of therapy is for couples/unions to walk away feeling understood, seen/heard, cherished, fulfilled and more connected with one another.
I currently work with partners experiencing and seeking support with the following: