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Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy

Your relationship is distressed. Now what do you do?

We all want a lifetime of love, support and companionship.  In fact, we are hard wired to have strong emotional attachments to others in our lives. That is why relationships are probably the most important reasons people seek therapy. 

 Maintaining strong secure relationships can be the hardest thing we do.  We are powerfully drawn to our partner and our greatest need is to know we are special, to be reassured that we matter and that we receive comfort and love from our partner.

Those who have secure relationships are imperially shown to be more independent, take more risks and strive to be the best they can be.    

Often there is fear that at any time your partner could leave you, possibly that your children will push away from you or your friends will begin to distance themselves.   The issues may be infidelity, communication problems, parenting, feeling disrespected or the “chore war”.   This is painful and anxiety producing.

I help couples prepare for healthy relationships and regain hope for distressed marriages.  With compassion and diligence, I work to help my clients build on their own strengths and bring out the best in their partners.  It is with sensitivity to both partners so that they feel supported and understood in our sessions.  They can then confidently take control of their lives and unleash the restraints that have held them down.

I use the leading approach to give you the best opportunity for success.  Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) shows us that “understanding our partner’s brain and attachment style can help us diffuse conflict and build a secure relationship”.  Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) gets to the core of the disconnection and distance between you.

Those who have secure relationships are imperially shown to be more independent, take more risks, strive to be the best they can be, and to show the softer sides of themselves. 

Change can be lasting.  Research shows that many couples report continued improvement after counseling has ended.

In addition, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful method of doing psychotherapy that helps people of all ages relieve many different types of trauma.

I believe enormous growth is possible.