Does your relationship help you thrive or do you feel stuck and alone?
Can you communicate in ways that make you feel heard or does a minor conflict turn into a fight?
Are your fights often the same?
Are you tired of feeling misunderstood and isolated in your relationship?
Do you sacrifice your needs for your partner’s?
Do you wish you felt more valued by your partner?
Do you want to reconnect with your partner, but don’t know how?
Is sexual intimacy difficult?
Being in a long-term relationship can be very difficult. Initially, being with a partner was wonderful, but as we age, we grow and change, and our relationship also needs to grow and change. Life throws so much at us: children, illness, job loss and changes, family conflict, stress, financial difficulties etc. It can be overwhelming to manage the day-to-day busyness of life and still make time to work on growing your relationship with your partner.
Having a good marriage or relationship is hard work. But, like a flower that is never watered, it will wither and die if ignored. It’s easy to get so busy with life that you ignore doing deliberate things to grow your relationship.
Healthy relationships allow partners to thrive and become happy and fulfilled individuals.
Couple’s counseling can help you discover ways to repair or rebuild your relationship. Couple’s counseling can also help you figure out whether it’s time to move on and to end your relationship.
Couple’s counseling sessions are 50 or 90 minutes long and typically occur on a weekly basis. My couple’s counseling approach is to create a safe, nonjudgemental, and respectful space where couple’s can talk openly and honestly identify the issues and conflict triggers in their relationship. We start with an intake session in which you share about your relationship, what you like most and what you’d like to change. We work jointly to establish goals for therapy that are best for you. I admire the work of John and Julie Gottman, and use the learnings they’ve developed from robust research to guide my approach. I currently have my Gottman Level One Certification. The Gottmans have authored several best-selling book, including The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert.
I’d love to help you create the relationship you always dreamed of having. If you’d like more information, please contact me at 913-647-7990 or HERE and ask for Heather.