I am passionate about helping couples create secure functioning partnerships based on healthy communication, connection and play. My work with couples is based on Stan Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), which combines attachment theory, neurobiology and arousal regulation to help couples better understand their patterns of relating and how to support each other more successfully.
As a PACT candidate in Level One training, my work is experiential and strategic. Looking at the ways we were programmed to connect in childhood, I help partners understand these processes and adapt new ways communicate and grow as a couple. With a deeper understanding of each other, I support couples in navigating their struggles more successfully, deepening their connection, and having more fun together. This therapy is short term and goal focused, based on strong research. As with my other work, I weave in my style, which is direct, empathic and playful.
Because of the experiential nature of this therapy, sessions are longer, lasting between 90 minutes and 3 hours. We are able to make significant changes in these longer sessions, and as a result we often do not have to meet as frequently.
For more information about PACT, go to: http://thepactinstitute.com/dividedpage/what-is-pact/
Many of my clients seek therapy to help address relationship difficulties with a spouse or partner. They find that working through their challenges in a safe and therapeutic environment helps them discover new possibilities moving forward. A positive and enriching relationship is possible for any couple, but it requires commitment and work. Space Between Counseling offers the chance to have meaningful conversations with your loved one, identify relational patterns that maintain being "stuck", while developing practical skills to live relationships well and engage in new relational responses that can promote a greater sense of closeness.
Couples may benefit from couples therapy if you and your partner seek to:
- Learn to communicate and listen better
- Deepen the level of intimacy and connection within the relationship
- Gain insight to the repetitive negative emotions and corresponding hurtful reactions that you engage in together
- Learn how your histories impact your relationship and to be proactive in promoting relational health
- Better resolve frequent misunderstandings in your relationships
- Reduce conflict, learn triggers, and develop strategies for navigating arguments
- Find support for the relationship during life’s transitions into marriage, parenting, marriage after children, separation, or reconciliation