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Blue Mountains

Couples and Relationships

My training in Martial and Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology enables me to provide couples counseling and marriage counseling to those seeking relief from a variety of issues such as:

  • Lack of trust
  • Emotional distance
  • Emotional conflict
  • Role expectations
  • Difficulties in resolving problems
  • Alcohol abuse (learn more)
  • Frequent arguments or misunderstandings
  • Financial conflict
  • Jealousy
  • Thoughts about ending the marriage or relationship
  • One partner unwilling to attend therapy
  • Life-changing events
  • Anger
  • Blended-family problems (learn more)
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Sexual Problem(learn more)
  • Infidelity (learn more)
  • In-laws (learn more)

 So often, couples are in distress after repeated situations of not really hearing or listening to one another. Many times we think of ourselves as better listeners than we really are. Yet, our efforts at truly listening are compromised at times we don’t often realize.  By the same token, our right to be heard is often violated in small ways by our partner. These subtle and continuous incidences can accumulate over time and damage our important and vital relationship that we count on for understanding. Through hard work, couples can rebuild trust and develop a healthier and a more gratifying relationship.

Treatment for couples begins by allowing each partner the room to explore what they feel is missing or has become damaged in their relationship. I believe that providing this opportunity in a safe and directive way allows us to explore together how marriage or committed relationships aren’t always about monumental issues but can many times be about little things, or knowing that each tomorrow is another chance to get things a little more right. Current research shows couples counseling to be effective and by educating clients in new communication styles, it can be a refreshing way to provide quicker symptom relief.