More than ever, we need a place of calm in the storm, with an intimate, enduring, loving relationship bond.

When a primary partner is unavailable or unresponsive, we experience distress. Walls can go up, intimacy declines, and an otherwise great relationship can become lonely.

We are biologically wired for connection. We have the processes to create lasting, loving bonds between partners. This couples therapy is not your mother’s couple’s therapy.

Even the most distressed couples can restore their love relationships to renewed intimacy and marital satisfaction. 

I use the most highly regarded, evidence–based couples therapy approach available in North America. Based on 25 years of research by esteemed marriage expert John Gottman, PhD (The Gottman Institute, University of Washington) and the couples therapy processes of Emotionally–Focused Therapy developed by eminent attachment science researcher, Sue Johnson, PhD.

With 25 years of experience as a couples therapist, I have the training and a practical road map to lead you from stuck places of disconnection into a secure, loving bond. We will work together to build a sustainable bond, to help you to cope in this challenging world.

In the healthiest of relationships, there are some conversations that start well and then, in a flash, they spin off into troubled territory. These patterns typically emerge when one partner has tried to reach for the other, and for some reason, could not make emotional contact.

Marital satisfaction plummets when emotional responsiveness and affection decline. Staying stuck in repetitive patterns often leads to feelings of despair. Far more marriages end with a whimper rather than an explosion.

With a safe, secure couple bond, distress is relieved. As the therapy process unfolds, couples learn better ways to ask to get more needs met from an increasingly responsive partner.

Most marital distress: disconnection, communication problems, physical intimacy issues, broken trust, old hurts, stem from fissures in the couples basic attachment bond. I have a road map to take you out of these stuck places and into a more responsive, attuned, engaged relationship.

We now know how to build and protect a close, healthy, loving relationships. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy provides practical, focused navigation to lead you out of these stuck places of disconnection into a secure, loving bond. Our primary attachment bonds are crucial to our survival as a species.

If you desire lasting love and stronger bonds, call 704.332.5153  or email today to get started. Have questions? Get in touch.