Couples

  • Relational Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Blended Families
  • Parenting Differences
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Divorce & Co-Parenting

To borrow from Dickens, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” Most relationships start out with the “best of times,” and somewhere along the way, many of us run into some of the “worst of times.”

Couples Therapy

We specialize in working with couples during the worst of times – those stuck places, dark times, and miserable patches. The goals are to relieve psychological suffering, create conditions for understanding and clarity, move you both toward a more comfortable way of being, and to find the way ahead.

Our way of doing Couples Therapy has two seasoned therapists in the room with you both. In this case, the work is done with my partner, Hope Panara, MA, LPA, as the Co-Therapist. Together, both of us work with you to resolve problems using a depth psychological model that aims to get below the surface of the problems.

This way of working can lead you both to a deeper insight into the root causes of your issues and open up new possibilities. You will learn how to have more honest and intimate conversations and how to avoid re-wounding each other. By doing this work, you will both get clearer about the future of your relationship – whether that includes a renewed connection or an ending of some sort.

Couples therapy can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive. With that in mind, our goal is to work as efficiently as possible and on a time-limited basis. Even from the first session, our couples therapy requires you both to speak with each other and develop skills that do not depend on the therapist.

This is a special opportunity for each of you to explore your relationship as well as to develop individually. The 90-minute sessions allow you to engage more deeply on the issues you are encountering. The longer sessions provide ample space to really un-pack the issues that are keeping you stuck and to work toward some resolution.

Fees:

The fee for 90-minute sessions is $200 and is not reimbursable by insurance providers.