In my Silver Lake, Los Angeles practice I provide couples therapy and marriage counseling to those in need. Combining a psychodynamic approach with communication techniques, we’ll learn to understand how defenses are impacting your intimate connection, in order to facilitate changes in the relationship. I understand that a challenging relationship can feel like a failure, however couples counseling can help bring strength back into the relationship.
Beginning Couples Therapy
Facing a failing relationship is one of the most stressful things a couple can experience – fighting often creates distance and feelings of loss. Many people I have worked with have seen intimacy grow and communication improve with therapy. It must be said that couples therapy can have intense moments where emotions run high. Furthermore, as with any form of therapy, it requires a financial and time commitment in order to make it work, and it requires open listening and honest sharing from both parties. In order to make the transition into therapy easier, I suggest couples set up an initial consultation where both can attend. This consultation is no-fee, and enables us to talk freely, and see if it is a good match. As I gather more information about you and your partner, I will also make room for you to ask any questions of me. My hope is that this space provides reassurance during a difficult time.
Los Angeles Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling
I’ve supported couples seeking counseling in the following areas:
- Deciding whether or not to have a child. Sometimes this means both people are unsure and sometimes this means one person is sure and the other is not.
- Coping with differences of opinion and life direction
- Parenting a child with different or special needs
- Discrepancy between sex drives, meaning one person wants to have sex more than the other.
- Arguing and fighting more than is comfortable
- Making big decisions such as a career change, buying a house, or making an out of state move.
- Managing larger family expectations
- Addictive behaviors. Either within the partnership or with another family member