Houston Couples Therapy
Couples often find themselves having the same fight over and over, and partners can find themselves talking to each other less and less. When this happens, the sense of distance and disconnection 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 again.
- Feeling like the way you cope with your emotions and stress is harming your relationship.
- Thinking the spark is gone and that your relationship is bogged down by day-to-day living and tasks.
If you are ready, I can help you:
Love is not a mystery anymore, and we now know how to improve marriages and what pitfalls lead to distress and dissolve the love bond.
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 relationships.
I am one of the few psychotherapists in the country with certification in both EFT & Gottman. In EFT, I trained with Sue Johnson and the Gottman Method with John & Julie 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:
Therapy Intensives & Medical Marriages
In addition to traditional ongoing couples therapy, I also offer therapy intensives, and specialize in helping couples in medical marriages.
What is a couples therapy intensive?
In a therapy intensive, we meet for three to four hours a day for two consecutive days in my Houston office. This intensive structure allows couples who are in the midst of a considerable shift, or extremely busy, to get away from their everyday obligations and have a safe space where they can focus on making positive changes in their relationship.
Therapy intensives can help break negative patterns that may be causing distance and isolation within the relationship. This creates a new, and better, path for their relationship to grow.
While all couples have struggles, medical marriages have unique challenges.
As a therapist married to a cardiovascular surgeon, I know the pressures doctors face — long hours, competing responsibilities, high stress, and burnout. And I also know the pressures their partners face, whether they are also professionals in high-stress fields or stay-at-home parents.
For more than 35 years, my relationship has survived the stresses and strains of medical training and starting and maintaining a medical practice. With love, we have built two rewarding careers, raised a wonderful, well-adjusted daughter, and continue to nurture and support each other. I can help you do the same.
What to expect
A structured, in-depth assessment in the first three meetings (one for each partner, and one for the couple together). Then, based on that assessment, I give you feedback on the strengths and challenges in your relationship, plus a “road map” for your therapeutic journey.