Relationship Counseling

Relationship health is my specialty. I work with both prevention and cure, with individuals and couples as well as with adult children and their parents, with workplace conflict and family businesses.

Prevention

For new couples, I offer pre-marital and cohabiting consultations. These work to tune up communication and teach coping skills to help newer partnerships better manage challenges that may come up in the future.

For more seasoned relationships of all types, we collaborate to craft strategies to help each person accept the other’s perspective. Our goal is to turn conflict dramas into discussions of differing needs to be negotiated with mutual respect.

For singles seeking partners: Together we identify your obstacles in order to remove them. Our goal is to empower you in your search for the right match.

Cure

Another thing I do is help people heal from interpersonal wounding.

This may be the result of a single, relatively minor incident that requires just one or two consultations or mediation sessions.

Sometimes, though, a single incident can be of such severity that it threatens the life of the relationship. With the right approach, these traumas can be healed whether or not the relationship survives.

Chronic interpersonal abuse leaves trauma that may beg to be healed, whether the emotional harm has been inflicted by one member or by both.

With both single incident trauma and chronic wounding, we put into place preventive measures to reduce the potential for a recurrence of the problem.

Past relationships can also demand our attention. Perhaps you suffered abuse or neglect from a relative or caregiver, or even from an entire group such as your family or an intentional community. You may feel a need to process the loss or betrayal to further your healing.

More than 20 years’ experience healing people from interpersonal damage has given me a wide range of treatment options to choose from. I tailor the approach for each case. If you bring a willingness to do the work, our collaboration may help you turn the corner on some aspect of your interpersonal life that currently causes you distress.

Some clients come to me for depth psychotherapy. Go to The Deeper Journey to learn more about this offering.

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