Couples Counseling and Relationship Therapy in Austin, Texas for people who want to be in a connected and intimate relationship, but are feeling overwhelmed by communication breakdowns and misunderstandings.
Does it feel like your relationship has changed? Perhaps, where there was once intimacy and passion is now disconnection and frustration. Maybe you are feeling stuck on an emotional roller-coaster and you don’t know how to get off. Or possibly there has been a rupture and you want to repair it, but you are feeling lost and scared of the uncertainty.
I am glad you found your way here. Being in a relationship in this day and age is tough enough! Then if you are also having to navigate challenges like a stressful new dynamic, illness, or trauma – it can send a couple over the edge. Relationships are naturally designed to push you to grow, but when a life challenge comes into the mix – you are pushed even further. Sometimes it feels like you are pushed to your breaking point.
But repair, healing, and growth are still possible and couples counseling can help. Relationship science shows us we can heal wounds, foster deeper intimacy, and increase our relationship resilience so we can have a brighter future in spite of challenges. We can even create a deeper bond and more intimate connection than ever before. Couples counseling is one effective way to get there. But what’s most important is applying what you learn + practice in therapy to your daily life in order to foster positive change in your relationship.
“Emotionally intelligent couples are familiar with each other’s world.”
― Dr. John M. Gottman, Founder of The Gottman Method
So, if you are willing to put in the time and energy to change your relationship, I can help you get there. I am a integrative couples therapist who is non-judgmental, sex-positive, LGBTQIA affirming, and focused on both repair and enrichment with my couples clients. You can learn more about me and my practice here.
I am heavily influenced by the best in relationship science including Attachment Theory, Relational Life Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy. The Gottman Method was created by Dr. John and Dr. Julie Gottman and has become the “gold standard” in marital and relational therapy. It has been researched for decades with thousands of couples and is very effective. This approach addresses conflict management, communication, empathy, trust, commitment, and intimacy, as well as other relationship topics. It is a well-rounded and active approach rooted in solid relationship science. I am trained in level 1 and 2 of Gottman Method Couples Counseling, and this approach is instrumental in my work with couples.
Life doesn’t necessarily prepare us for the challenges of relationships, and not everyone experiences healthy relationship models growing up. Couples therapy can be a safe place to explore and empower yourself to let go of unhelpful patterns and cultivate the relationship you desire. The sooner you take action the sooner you will start feeling better together.
I offer in-person couples therapy in Austin, Texas and secure online couples therapy for Texas residents outside of the Austin area.
My Areas of Specialization:
- Stress + Stressful Life Transitions
- Chronic Illness + Pain
- Trauma + PTSD
- Grief + Loss
- Attachment + Relational Trauma
- Relationship Challenges
- Non-traditional Relationships