3 Mistakes Couples Make in Relationship Counseling

Couples counseling can be a helpful tool for a myriad of issues, from significant disconnection and resentment to a desire to fill your toolbox with tools to manage things that might come up later.  Communication skills, conflict management, listening skills… Read more »

How to Make Couples Therapy Work for You

You are your partner are struggling.  Perhaps your disconnection is significant or maybe you feel committed to the relationship but see red flags that need addressing.  Couples therapy is not only for couples who can’t figure out how to make… Read more »

10 Characteristics of Successful Relationships

People seeking couples counseling seek change to a relationship dynamic that isn’t working in some way.   The problems can include poor communication, lack of emotional safety, resentment, trust violations and many other issues.  It might even be that the… Read more »

Marriage Counseling is Not What You Might Think

If you think marriage counseling is only for couples who are at the end of their ropes, you might be missing a number of opportunities to improve your marriage in ways that might actually help you avoid getting to “the… Read more »

Marriage Counseling: How do you Make Relationship Changes Last?

As much good work that  can be accomplished while undergoing the marriage counseling process, one bigger question is: “How can couples sustain the changes they make in counseling?” If they haven’t integrated deeper level change or have the the tools to sustain it,… Read more »

4 Reasons to Consider Group Therapy

Group therapy often gets overlooked by people as a viable option for help for a number of issues. The reality is that group therapy can a great alternative to individual therapy (and even couples counseling) for a number of reasons:… Read more »

Has Your Therapist Had Therapy?

Finding the right therapist is serious business.  Considering the financial and emotional investment, it’s in your best interest to do your due diligence when making such an important decision.  People have different priority lists including cost, location, education, gender and… Read more »

When Depression or Anxiety Enters into Couples Counseling

It’s no secret that anxiety or depression can be difficult to handle. But what about the impact on the person’s relationship? I’ve seen a number of people in my couples counseling practice where depression or anxiety is wreaking havoc on… Read more »