I work with couples from a psychodynamic perspective, looking at how each partner’s deep wounds can be healed in the context of the relationship. My main goal is to help couples communicate authentically, so that their intimacy deepens. In couple sessions, we will typically focus on current conflicts or long-term negative cycles and understand them before practicing in the session effective ways to communicate or experience the conflict.
Work with couples usually starts once a week, and transitions to twice a month or monthly appointments once the couple feels confident in their communication skills. I stay available for check-ins for couples in the long term.
Inter-racial and inter-cultural couples: I help these couples understand their respective identities so that the difference can expand each other's growth rather than create distance and misunderstandings.
Parenting couples: I help couples prepare for parenthood, and to manage the challenges of parenthood. This involves working to understand the couple's own experiences of being parented, and how these affect their parenting, as well as providing concrete tools for navigating each component of the new experience.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY