Couples

Relationship conflicts are normal, but it can be a sign that parts of your relationship aren't working. That's where couples therapy can help. 

My Approach 
I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help partners change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in ways that are more benefitial to the relationship. I also use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples get to the deeper meaning of their conflicts, develop a deeper understanding of each other's emotional experiences, perspectives, and needs, and communicate in ways that are much more effective for creating solutions. However, my overarching approach is Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) where I help couples identify and build upon their existing strengths and get back to the place they once were when they first fell in love. My goal is to help you in the shortest amount of time as possible so you can get back to enjoying each other and the life you're building together. I tell all of my couples..."underneath every criticism is an unmet need and resentments are boundaries not being communicated". Together we'll work to:

  • Identify & break negative relationship patterns
  • Get to the root of the conflicts
  • Improve emotional intimacy, connection, & support
  • Heal emotional wounds & resentments
  • Stop the blame game & take personal responsibility
  • Respond instead of react
  • Develop a deeper understanding of you & your partner's needs 
  • Identify each other's preferred love language
  • Build mutual respect
  • Develop effective & constructive communication skills
  • Develop effective conflict resolution & problem-solving skills
  • Develop greater appreciation, empathy & compassion
  • Develop a team mindset 
  • Identify what successful couples do differently to build & maintain a healthy stable love over time
  • Learn to manage conflicts with family
  • Learn to date each other again 
  • Develop deeper understanding of each other's personality type

Relationships change and evolve over time just like individuals do, and conflicts offer an opportunity to understand you and your partner better, to learn, to grow, and to strengthen the connection between you. If you're ready to end the fighting, to deepen your connection with your partner, and to improve your relationship satisfaction, let's connect! 

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