As a therapist I can help facilitate better communication based on empathy that will increase mutual validation, shared understanding, trust, security and comfort within your relationship as a couple or as a family.   

I have  experience working with couples of various ages, different cultural/ social backgrounds and sexual orientations. I have special expertise in working with couples who are negotiating cultural differences in inter–cultural, inter-racial, or inter-faith relationships.

In couples therapy, I can help you:·        

  • Understand more clearly each other’s emotions, so you can offer and receive support
  • Recognize underlying reasons for your conflict
  • Address negative interaction patterns
  • Recover from difficult life events in a way that strengthens the relationship
  • Learn how to repair and forgive injuries, such as infidelity
  • Learn to renew love and build trust
  •  Enhance your emotional and physical closeness
  • Resolve issues related to parenthood and parenting concerns
  • Negotiate differences in cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Negotiate the impact of families of origin on the relationship
  • Affirm strengths in your relationship
  • Improve your communication

I use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).

In EFT I will help you address the feelings that are usually the underlying reasons of a distressed relationship:    

  • Can I reach for you in my moments of need?
  • Can I rely on you to respond to me when I need you emotionally?
  • Will you be there for me?
  • Will you stay close to me and value me?
  • Are you impacted by how I feel and what I say?
  • Can I trust you?
  • Am I important to you?