Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy

Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy: Strengthening Relationships, One Session at a Time

This relationship is unraveling

Your once passionate love has withered into icy silence and your home echoes with the emptiness of unspoken words.

Perhaps you find yourself spending your days designing dream homes for others while your own home crumbles. Your partner buries themselves in work, avoiding the chasm widening between the two of you. Your children sense the tension, tiptoeing around you and your partner like fragile glass.

One evening, you discover a cryptic text on your partner’s phone. The sender’s name is unfamiliar: “A.” Panic grips your heart as you decipher the message: Meet me at our spot. Tonight. The spot—your secret garden where you once whispered promises under moonlight. But who is “A”?

You confront your partner, voice trembling. They stammer, revealing a hidden truth: “A” is Amanda, a former student. Their connection began innocently over a shared love for literature, but it soon morphed into something darker. Your partner insists it’s platonic, but your trust in your partner suddenly shatters like glass.

You seek help from a marriage and family therapist

In the safety of this cozy office, you dissect your wounds and peel back layers of buried resentments, unexpressed hurts, and unmet needs.

Over the course of therapy, you and your partner grapple with choices. Should you fight for  your love or surrender to divorce? Your kids cling to your fractured bond, torn as to whose side they should be on.

Luckily, you found a Marriage and Family Therapist who believes that there is hope for even the most troubled relationships to find healing. We will collaborate to help you recognize areas you’d like to improve on in your relationship, such as rebuilding trust, improving communication, enhancing intimacy, and finding forgiveness.

Reduce the uncertainty that comes with the trauma of an affair

Explore resources to support a greater degree of mindfulness and attunement to your needs and those of your partner. Emerge from therapy with a greater appreciation for your partner and the relationship. Enjoy a relationship that is stronger than ever. Although reaching out for help may seem daunting, there are many benefits of couple and family therapy.

Benefits of Couples and Family Therapy
1. Gain a Deeper Understanding of Your Relationship Dynamic

Every couple has a typical pattern of interaction. These patterns often stem from childhood and are based on the way caregivers attended to your needs. Couples therapy provides a safe space to explore your relationship dynamics. Understanding these patterns is a crucial step for interrupting undesirable patterns and for healing and building a stronger bond.

2. Get an Impartial Sounding Board

A skilled couples therapist acts as an impartial sounding board. I listen to both partners and offer unbiased feedback. Sometimes, hearing an outsider’s perspective allows you to see your relationship through a fresh lens. These insights can help give new meaning to long-standing behaviors and provide other insights about the relationship.

3. Improve Communication Skills

Effective communication is the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Couples therapy helps you learn better ways to express feelings, needs, and concerns. By enhancing communication, you can resolve conflicts more constructively and foster understanding.

4. Discover Root Causes of Conflict

Unresolved issues often lie beneath the surface of conflicts which continue to re-occur. Couples therapy helps uncover these root causes. Whether it’s past traumas, unmet expectations, or a difference in values, addressing these underlying issues can promote greater empathy, shared understanding, and a deeper level of intimacy.

5. Strengthen Emotional Bonds

Through couples therapy, we collaborate to rebuild trust, improve intimacy, and re-ignite your emotional connection. Learning how to express love and support effectively contributes to a more fulfilling relationship.

6. Enhance Problem-Solving Skills

Couples and families face challenges together. Therapy equips you with problem-solving tools. You’ll learn to collaborate, compromise, and find solutions that benefit both partners.

7. Foster Mutual Respect and Consideration

Healthy relationships thrive on mutual respect and consideration. Couples and family therapy encourages empathy, helping you appreciate each family member’s perspectives and needs.

8. Navigate Life Transitions

Major life events—such as marriage, parenthood, or career changes—can strain relationships. Couples and family therapy provides guidance during these transitions, ensuring you adapt and grow together.

9. Rebuild Trust After Betrayal

Infidelity or breaches of trust often fractures relationships, particularly when partners have differing expectations of what it means to be faithful. Therapy offers a path to healing, forgiveness, and rebuilding trust.

10. Prevent Escalation of Issues

Addressing concerns early prevents them from festering and escalating. Couples and family therapy helps you learn methods for tackling issues head-on. This potentially prevents the resentment which can build from long-term festering over unspoken and unresolved issues.

11. Invest in Your Relationship

Couples and family therapy  is an investment in the future of  your relationship. Seeking professional help demonstrates commitment to the relationship and a desire for growth.

Whether you choose in-person or online couples therapy, taking this step can transform your relationship.

I specialize in stitching together fractured hearts, one fragile thread at a time

If you and your partner or family are experiencing challenges with communication, broken trust, continual conflict, or want to learn new skills and reinforce healthy interactional patterns, reach out to me.

Approach
Compassionate Care

I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to understanding your unique experiences. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

Systems Perspective

As an LMFT Associate, I view relationships and challenges as interconnected systems. Whether the struggle is with communication, trust, emotional regulation, betrayal, or intimacy, we’ll work together to identify and deconstruct unhealthy patterns. Then, we will develop healthier ways of interacting to help you get the most out of your closest and most precious relationships.

Tailored Interventions

No two individuals, couples, or families are exactly alike. Therapeutic interventions are customized to meet your specific needs, drawing from evidence-based practices, including cognitive-behavioral family therapy (CBFT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

Services We Offer
Couples Counseling
  • Strengthen communication
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Rebuild trust
  • Enhance intimacy
Family Therapy
  • Improve family dynamics
  • Address parenting challenges
  • Navigate life transitions
  • Foster resilience
Individual Therapy
  • Manage anxiety and depression
  • Explore personal growth
  • Overcome trauma
  • Enhance self-esteem
Why Choose A Better You Wellness?
  • Compassion: I genuinely care about your well-being and I am committed to your growth.
  • Results-Oriented: My focus is on practical solutions and positive outcomes.
  • Confidentiality: Your privacy is my priority.
Contact Us

Ready to take the next step? Reach out to schedule an appointment. Let’s work together to build stronger relationships and a happier, healthier you.

Remember, seeking therapy is a courageous step toward personal growth and healing. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am here to support you on your journey!