In person couples counseling available in Cary, NC. Telehealth couples counseling available throughout North Carolina.
Do you feel like your relationship has lost its spark? Maybe you and your spouse have become more like roommates than a couple.
Or perhaps you're great with day to day tasks of running a household together but have difficulty talking about the hard stuff..having kids, life changes or feeling you want more out of the relationship?
Whatever it is you're experiencing, you're beginning to notice the impact of this on every facet of your life. You're struggling to focus and be productive at work or dreading social activities where everyone comments on what a great couple you are.
It may feel impossible now, but you can feel connected, talk about difficult things and bring back the spark in your relationship. And I can help you get there.
Gottman couples counseling is based on forty years of research by Dr.'s John and Julie Gottman to help couples increase intimacy, respect and affection. Remove barriers that create stagnancy in conflicting situations and improve empathy and understanding within the relationship.
I'll help you through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances.
It's time to feel connected and bring back the spark in your relationship!
I spend this time getting to know you as a couple. We'll review your relationship history, what brought you to therapy, how you've handled challenges in the past and establish goals for therapy. We will do a brief intervention to examine your conflict style and build more effective communication.
I'll meet individually with each partner. We'll discuss your family history, how conflicts were handled in your family of origin. Your concerns and goals for the relationship.
Between sessions 2 and 3 you and your partner will be invited to complete the Gottman Connect Relationship Checkup. An assessment tool that provides direct feedback specific to your relationship to identify what's going well and areas that need help.
Review of Gottman Relationship Checkup including strengths and needs in the relationship. Treatment planning and examining interventions that will be beneficial to your relationship. If time allows, we will continue with specific communication skills and conflict management techniques.
This is where the work gets deeper. We will examine why each of you communicate the way you do and how to improve your connection through specific Gottman interventions. These interventions are tailored to your relationship struggles.
Please inquire to find out fees
Couples counseling is not considered medically necessary and therefore, is not covered by insurance. A superbill will be provided after each session which you can submit to your insurance company for possible out of network reimbursement.
Each relationship is unique and most couples wait years before coming to couples counseling. Couples counseling is an investment in your relationship. I ask for at least a three month, weekly commitment.