Couples Counseling

There is no clear division between Couples Counseling and Sex Therapy. Many couples who come to me for vanilla couples counseling find that there is a sexual component to their issues. Many couples who come to me for sex therapy also need help in the can't-we-just-get-along department. Because I was an experienced couples counselor before getting further certification as a sex therapist, I am highly experienced in dealing with the everyday non-sexual challenges of couplehood.

Most couples would benefit from improved communication and conflict-reduction. Learning to shortcut arguments, to listen respectfully, to voice one's real needs, to express respect and appreciation... Skills like these are not only important in the bedroom but in the living room and kitchen as well. They break many apparent logjams. They save marriages and relationships.

Couples counseling has the power to...

  • End chronic arguments
  • Restore trust
  • Rebuild respect and appreciation
  • Get your needs met

Like sex therapy, couples counseling is not only about solving problems. We work to strengthen the foundations of the relationship, rediscover the positives that brought you together in the first place, and create new habits that build up rather than undermine the relationship. A couple with strong positives is more resilient against stress and setbacks.

It's not unusual for "graduates" of successful couples counseling to report that their relationship is not just "back to the good old days" but better than those good old days.

Many people regard a healthy love relationship to be life's most valuable asset. Few things are so important to long-term health and happiness. What else in our lives could be more deserving of the best we can give? Call it couples counseling, relationship counseling, marriage counseling, or anything else -- sometimes counseling is the best thing we can give to our relationship or our marriage.

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