Relationships take work. A happy marriage requires three key ingredients: trust, honesty and mutual respect. When problems arise that interfere with the closeness and commitment within a marital relationship, it can be difficult to work these through without help.
Conflicts stemming from infidelity (or the suspicion of infidelity), alcohol or substance abuse and mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder can challenge a couple’s ability to cope and threaten to pull spouses apart. Differences in parenting styles, communication and expectations can also cause marital disengagement and feelings of isolation, powerlessness and hopelessness.
Conflict itself does not end relationships; it is the inability to resolve conflict that does.
In couples therapy, I help you gain the insight and skills needed to strengthen your commitment to restore your relationship. Together we work to move beyond anger and blaming and teach couples to function as a strong, united team. Most importantly, the goal of couples therapy is to reinvent the loving, caring, intimate relationship that brought you together in the first place.