It's relationships that turn our life from black-and-white, into color. Healthy relationship with our partner makes us feel fully alive, heard, seen, and deeply known. In other words they make us feel cared for, and -loved. Healthy, intimate, reciprocal relationship is an essential aspect of continued good health. People in supportive, loving relationship are more likely to feel healthier, happier and satisfied with their lives, and less likely to have mental or physical health problems.
Our culture leads us to believe that if only we chose the 'right partner' our romantic relationship will go smoothly and effortlessly. This commonly held belief contributes to false expectations and resentment at challenges that are normal and common to all couples. Many couples wait too long to come to therapy and by the time they do come, they are hopeless, angry, or both. Nevertheless, couples are often relieved shortly after starting therapy when they begin to feel unstuck, experience emotionally connected with each other, and work toward building a secured, loving, and satisfying relationship.
I integrate EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) in addition to mindfulness and pragmatic/practical life informed wisdom from my professional experience and from close to 30 years of marriage and family life.