As a couples therapist, I specialize in couples communication, infidelity, conflict, family issues, and life transitions that cause distress
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chandler, AZ
Premarital counseling help dating, engaged and newly married couples create strong, satisfying and sustainable marriages. The Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Assessment (SYMBIS) explores a full range of issues – from relatively simple and static dimensions such as longevity of the relationship, critical skill-sets such as communication, and all of the complexities of joining two sets of personality dynamics.
CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy is an evidence-based form of couples therapy that strives to assist couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connectedness within their relationships that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy and interpersonal growth.
EFT is a structured approach to couples therapy that has been developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand the understanding about what is happening in couple relationships. EFT is also used with families and individuals. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. It is grounded in research while focusing on negative communication patterns and love as an attachment bond.
Co-parenting counseling allows you both an opportunity to talk about the best interests of your children in a neutral environment with my guidance. Acknowledging and exploring some of the anger or grief related to the ending of the relationship is helpful so that you both can focus more fully on parenting issues without the intrusion of “unfinished business” from the past. Accordingly, the focus in treatment is on the difficulties between both of you only as it relates to coparenting.
It is my specialty and passion to assist couples in restoring the connections in their marriages and relationships. I know how to identify the negative patterns in your relationship that keep you stuck, create emotional safety, help you reconnect, and build a strong relationship. The result is that you feel closer to your partner, happier and are able to problem solve and communicate again.
Discovering that your partner has had an affair can be painful and devastating. I provide a structured treatment plan and encourage both of you to take the time needed in therapy to process intense emotions, stabilize your moods, understand and make sense of what has happened and work to restore trust and intimacy. I provide a safe place, free from judgment where you and your spouse can find the support you need to heal from the pain of infidelity.