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Houston Couples Therapy

Couples often find themselves having the same fight over and over. Partners can find themselves talking less and less, while the sense of distance starts to feel permanent.

Maybe right now you’re:

  • Avoiding important conversations with your spouse.
  • Feeling distant from your partner and not sure how to feel close to your spouse again.
  • Feeling like the way you cope with your emotions and stress is harming your relationship.
  • Thinking the spark is gone, and your relationship is bogged down by day-to-day living and tasks.

Millions of couples experience these things and therapy can help.

If you are ready to:

  • Find the cause and rebuild closeness, intimacy and trust in your relationship.
  • Be aware of the issues you are struggling with, so they don’t unconsciously take over.
  • Find ways to cope in a healthy way that will be good for your relationship.
  • Reconnect and reenergize your commitment to your partner, knowing that you have each other’s backs.

After more than 30 years, I’ve found that a combination of emotionally focused work (EFT), coupled with our understanding of attachment theory and practical-based scientific techniques (Gottman Method) is the best way to create significant, lasting change in your relationship.

I am one of the few psychotherapists in the country with training in EFT and Gottman.  Both are proven therapeutic approaches that help couples rekindle their love and deepen their bonds. With my training and experience, I can pick the right therapeutic strategy to help your relationship.

With my training, both science and art, I can help you succeed at love.

My work with couples includes:

  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Affair recovery
  • Divorce recovery
  • Interracial/intercultural issues
  • Any committed couples
  • Intensive couples sessions
  • Issues with step-families

What to expect:

A structured, in-depth assessment done in the first three meetings: the first meeting is with the couple, then individually with each person.

Based on that assessment I give you feedback on strengths and challenges in your relationship and a “road map” for your therapeutic journey.

By the time my wife and I met Liliane Nahas, our marriage of 25 years was surely headed toward a sad and cataclysmic end. Every ounce, every cell of trust and faith between my wife and I was crushed. To say that I’d betrayed my wife and my daughters is an understatement. I lived in an incommunicable shame that I could not share and was afraid I would not survive.

We were fortunate to be able to see Liliane immediately. She promptly started the healing process by meeting us individually, thereafter as a couple.  She instilled confidence in both of us by being impartial and nonjudgmental. After nearly two years, Liliane helped our marriage by improving our ability to communicate. She also gave me the courage and support to confront the demons from my past, and to allow myself to become vulnerable so that I could demolish the wall I’d erected around my heart. We can’t imagine a better marriage counselor than Liliane Nahas; she has unparalleled empathy, compassion and trustworthiness.  We are indebted to her.

We highly recommend Liliane Nahas as a marriage counselor without hesitation or reservation. ~ J&H

More about my other couples therapy services:

More about the modalities I am trained in:

What is EFT?

In paraphrasing founder Sue Johnson:

In EFT we look a the negative dance you and your partner are caught in and how it leaves you both hurt and frustrated.

I can help you create a new dance that is safer, closer and more satisfying. We talk about emotions because they are the music of the dance. In EFT we help you understand the signals you send that might make it hard for your partner to come close and help you send new signals that pull your partner towards you. We help you dance together – in harmony. 

What is the Gottman Method:

The Gottman Method of couples therapy, uses scientific research from 35 years of studying the dynamics of successful — and unsuccessful — couples.

John Gottman’s research shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future.

Please note: In my practice I do not accept any insurance. The appropriate documents will be handed to you so you can file your own claim. You may want to check with your insurance carrier for coverage before we meet.

Ready to get started? Please, get in touch.

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