marriage and couples counselling
As human beings we are hard wired for connection, yet many of us struggle in our most meaningful relationships for many reasons including betrayal, infidelity, blended families and other conflicts. Through 30 years of work we have recognized that often couples leave their relationship at the time they have the most to learn.
According to Gottman’s 7 principals, couples strengthen the friendship that is at the heart of any relationship by enhancing their love maps; nurturing their fondness and admiration; turning toward each other instead of away; letting their spouse influence them; solving their solvable problems; overcoming gridlock; and creating shared meaning.
Our team of therapists are trained to implement a variety of skills and techniques when working with couples, such as active listening skills, fair fighting rules, Gottman’s principals, managing emotions, and positive communication skills.
We also offer a 12-week course to couples called Getting the Love You Want. “This course is designed to help you and your partner work through exercises to transform your relationship into a lasting source of love and companion ship. Its purpose is to help you and your partner become aware of your unconscious agendas and show you how to intentionally cooperate with your unconscious to create a marriage that will satisfy your deepest needs” – Harville Hendrix (Ph.D.) and Helen LaKelly Hunt (Ph.D.).