A large portion of my practice is devoted to working with couples. Sometimes the focus of our work is on improving communication, or increasing intimacy — usually these go hand-in-hand. Sometimes relationships are stressed by major life transitions such as the birth of a child or caring for an aging parent; losses including divorce or loss of job or health; or a betrayal of trust due to dishonesty or infidelity.
In my work with couples I strive to understand each partner’s perspective and values while keeping the focus of our work on the relationship. I see keeping this balance, along with empathy and respect for both partners, as cornerstones of effective therapy with couples.