Ideally it is best that you attend therapy with your partner present because in most instances that is the best way towards making the changes you desire.
We can actually shape that magical thing called love!
Couples caught in negative behaviors of distress, distancing or conflict, feeling lonely and rejected by the most important person in the world, can be helped to repair broken or tattered bond of trust and create safe and secure connection! Together in therapy couples, first track how they get stuck in defensiveness and distance and unhappiness. As they begin to recognize how each one is caught in fight or flight or freeze reactions, they begin to see one another differently – and can begin to slow down the negative pattern and shape a new pattern of loving responsive connection. If you want to know the map we follow to reshape love relationships from despair to emotional connection, you might enjoy Hold me Tight or Love Sense both books by Dr. Sue Johnson, which describe the science of adult love, and the path to repair.
Couple Therapy for Relationship Problems
If both you and your partner are willing to attend therapy, we will begin by meeting together. After the initial 1-3 therapy sessions, I will have one individual therapy session with each of you. Following that, we will meet together as a couple for approximately 12-20 sessions. We meet for 60-90 minutes, depending on schedules, you needs and your financial resources.