Couples and Families

Relationships can be hard! It's often with the people we love the most that we behave our worst. We drop our guard. We say and do things we regret. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Research is showing that the most successful relationships are the ones in which we know how to fight well. What does it mean to "fight well"? How do you transition from arguing and feeling upset to being able to cultivate your love and your connection? Counseling can help you develop tools to fight fairly and effectively, as well as nourish the love in your relationship(s).

Couples

[image: In the background, the sky is white with clouds, and there is a single mountain rising into the sky with some snow patches. Two people with backpacking backpacks are walking down parallel trails through a green, grassy meadow. They are walking towards a dense forest of green trees, in the direction of the mountain.]

[image: In the background, the sky is white with clouds, and there is a single mountain rising into the sky with some snow patches. Two people with backpacking backpacks are walking down parallel trails through a green, grassy meadow. They are walking towards a dense forest of green trees, in the direction of the mountain.]

Whether you are dating, cohabitating, married, or considering separation or divorce, most couples can benefit from counseling at various stages of the relationship. 
Whether you are in a heterosexual, homosexual, asexual, or trans* relationship, counseling will help you optimize the health and satisfaction you have in your chosen relationship(s).
Whether you are monogamous, polyamorous, or somewhere in between, "couples" counseling with your partner(s) can help you navigate complex feelings, situations, and relational triggers.

Couples' sessions are a minimum of an hour and a half long.

families

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[image: The ground is covered in mulch. Bright yellow, purple, and white crocus flowers are blooming together.]

Families come in various shapes, sizes, and designs. Whether your family includes biological children, adopted children, foster children, grandchildren, in-laws, or extended family members, family sessions can include any combination of relevant family members.

I specialize in working with families who:

  • have children with difficulties or diagnoses,
  • are grieving the loss of a family member,
  • are going through a significant transition, or
  • struggle to communicate well.

Family sessions are minimum of two hours long.