SERVICES FOR COUPLES:
 
Communication Skills, including:
  • Fair Fighting Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Anger Management
 
Premarital Therapy through a formal 10-session curriculum that helps you articulate and understand your thoughts and feelings on key topics including:
  • Religion
  • Child Rearing
  • Financial Management
  • Wedding Planning
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Relationships with In-Laws & Extended Family
 
Effective Parenting Strategies
Working as a team
Setting loving limits and boundaries
 
 
 
Conflict is inevitable in any relationship.  Disconnects happen.  The ability to reconnect, again and again, is the key to a successful long-term relationship.  When couples argue, most often what they are really trying to find out is, "Are you really there for me?  Do you need me?", but they get so caught up in all the angry words and miss oppportunities to emotionally connect in the way that they so long for.

I help couples to become more aware of how they get triggered into destructive patterns of arguing, so that they can put a stop to them.  Together we create opportunities to talk about what's really important between you - the longing to connect, again.
"Each of us secretly and desperately yearns to be "met" - to be  recognized in our uniqueness, our fullness, and our vulnerability.  We yearn to be genuinely valued by others as who we are, even that we are . . .  The paradox of the human spirit is that I am not fully myself 'til I am recognized in my uniqueness by another - and that other person needs my recognition in order to fully become the unique person she or he is.  We are inextricably intertwined."

  Rich Hycner