Do you feel stuck in a cycle of negativity with your spouse or partner – one that is leading to anxiety, conflict, and disconnection?
If you are longing for a deeper connection, there is hope. With expert guidance, you can clarify where you are today and embrace the work that will lead to the caring, supportive relationship you both want to create.
Here are just some of the issues I help couples at all relationship stages to explore and resolve.
Affairs and Other Forms of
Dishonesty and Betrayal
Sexual Intimacy and
Differences in Desire
Battles Involving Kids and Family
HOW MY SPECIALIZED SKILLS WILL BENEFIT YOU AS A COUPLE
I have had the honor and privilege of training extensively with leaders in the field of couples therapy. In working with you, I will incorporate theories and practical tools from Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson, Co-founders and Directors of the Couples Institute, as well as Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT Founder of the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and well-known Psychotherapist Esther Perel.
My approach to marriage and couples counseling is based on cutting-edge research on the developmental stages of love relationships and the neuroscience that governs how we react to one other.
I draw on the latest findings in these areas, along with my knowledge of attachment theory and sexual dynamics to help you deal with the specific challenges you face as a couple.
Often, the struggles we experience in relationships go back to the attachments we formed early in life. Knowing how these experiences have conditioned our brains and nervous systems help us develop a clear view of how we’re interacting in the present. This newfound understanding will enable you to see yourself and your partner in a new light, creating the foundation for greater trust, intimacy, authenticity, and compassion.
EXPERT HELP FOR COUPLES DEALING WITH BRAIN INJURIES
When one of you has sustained a brain injury, nothing feels the same as it was before. The physical, cognitive and emotional effects felt by the injured partner can be devastating – yet the “healthy” partner faces tremendous grief and confusion too. Relationships can suffer under the weight of these extreme pressures.
I have created a special practice focused on the unique needs of couples striving to overcome brain injuries. I am ready to share the healing techniques I have developed in working with hundreds of brain-injured clients and their partners over the past 35+ years.
As a longtime health care practitioner, I bring a unique blend of skills to the challenge of helping you recover from your injuries. I am a trained speech pathologist with a thorough understanding of brain functioning, as well as a former clinical director of brain injury centers in California and Utah. As an expert witness, I have helped courts and juries understand the difficulties that brain-injured clients face. I have provided effective psychotherapy for hundreds of clients dealing with brain injuries – and I am ready to put my expertise to work for you.
If you are in the Seattle/Eastside area, you may choose to meet with me in my office. If you are outside the region, we can arrange a convenient time to meet via video conference. I also offer web-based workshops and consultations for couples who are working toward a “new normal” together.
Learn more about the services I provide for individuals and couples facing brain injuries by contacting me.