Relationship POW!er

Relationships are how we engage in and make sense of the world (and ourselves).  Relationships are also one of my specialties.  If you are experiencing relationship discord or difficulties, I would like to meet you where you are, and help you toward a path of connection, harmony, and acceptance.

I enjoy working with all types of relationships:  romantic or sexual partners, families, co-parenting, siblings, friends, roommates, etc.  I have extensive education, training, and experience in helping people meet different types of relationship goals, and resolve a wide array of relationship challenges.

Couples

Whether you’ve been married for decades, or are just getting started, there can be struggles and conflict that make you question your relationship.  Feeling disconnected, frustrated, resentful, and lonely can start to take a toll on our interactions and functioning.  Those things are often tied into sexual discrepancy and issues with intimacy as well.  If you’re looking to reconnect, or strengthen your connection with your partner, reach out to schedule today.  I can also help if you have decided that it is time to end your relationship, and would like some dedicated support and structure around that process.

PREPARE/ENRICH

If you are engaged, and looking to complete the pre-marriage counseling process (and save money on your marriage license!), I am a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator.  The PREPARE/ENRICH process includes each partner completing a computer-based assessment, and meeting a minimum of six times to review issues, build skills, and increase preparation, awareness, and connection for your journey into marriage.

PREPARE/ENRICH can also be a helpful tool for couples who are looking to increase relationship satisfaction, restore their relationship after a period of disconnection or distress, or are moving into a period of life transition (parenthood, adoption, retirement, etc.).  If you are interested in using the PREPARE/ENRICH tool as part of your couple’s therapy process, reach out today.

Poly

Romantic or sexual relationships that involve three or more people come with their own unique sets of challenges and opportunities to explore.  If you’re struggling with social stigmas, jealousy, communication, sexual connection, or any other relationship issues, I’d like to work with you.  If you identify as poly, but are not currently in a relationship, and just want a therapist you don’t have to educate or worry about judging you, I’d love to work with you as well.

Parent-Child/Family

Parenting is hard.  Being a kid is hard.  And sometimes those challenges start to impact the relationship between you and your child, and the functioning of your family.  Maybe you’re struggling with getting along, discipline, routine, or general life stressors.  Or maybe you just want to feel like a more cohesive unit.  Parent-child/family therapy usually includes building communication skills, enhancing connection, reducing conflict, and improving hope and outlook.  For parent-child/family therapy, I work with people who are 12+.

Co-Parenting

There are not many relationships like co-parenting.  The common bond of your child or children is life-long, and not always as smooth-sailing as you might hope.  Sometimes there can be old wounds from the previous relationship that make mutual decision making difficult, and sometimes it can just be a struggle to find a schedule that works for your family.  I have a lot of experience working with co-parenting families to strengthen communication, resolve challenging patterns, and find systems that work for them.

Roommates

People are sometimes surprised to hear how often roommates come in for therapy together.  Living with someone can be difficult, regardless of the type of relationship you have with them.  Sharing a living space comes with its own set of nuances and frustrations that can lead to all kinds of hardships and misunderstandings.  If you and your roommate are butting heads, or just feeling more and more annoyed lately, reach out to set up an appointment.

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