A lot of people hear "marriage and family therapist" and assume I only treat married couples. Not true (although I do love working with couples)! Being an MFT means that I think and operate relationally and systemically, rather than individualistically. I want to explore how your connections and attachments, from childhood onward, are affecting you today. In addition, you'll hear me use a lot of "parts language" - i.e "what part of you was in the driver's seat during that argument with your partner?" From there, we will get to know and understand your internal system of parts: their needs, roles, and relationships to each other.
In working with couples, I frequently incorporate theories and interventions from the Gottman Method. We'll talk about building and maintaining a strong foundation of shared understanding and value in your relationship, identify the core issues underlying your conflicts, and practice more constructive and assertive ways to address issues in the relationship.