Relationships and Couples Counseling
I work with both individuals and couples to improve relationships. In my couples counseling work, my client is your relationship. In order to improve the quality of your relationships, you may need to challenge belief systems, learn to manage emotions, and be willing to engage different behaviors. Individuals who are in a committed relationship must be willing to acknowledge their own challenges are not merely point to their partner’s failings. Much of work is informed by attachment theory. My couple’s work is informed by Stan Tatkin’s PACT therapy for couples and I am level I certified. PACT work increases security between couples. I can help you identify problematic communication patterns, problems adhering to agreements, or difficulty not prioritizing the relationship. You will learn how to provide a comprehensive “owners manual” to your partner so that they better understand how to in a relationship with you. Here are some good resources:
The School of Life has a short video explaining attachment theory.
Here is a video on the importance of giving your loved one verbal explanations/
I highly recommend reading Stan Tatkin’s book Wired for Love. He also a nice video on why relationships are hard.
And another explaining mindfulness to others.
How to be warm .