Couples therapy is a special and rewarding endeavor in helping partners* to create a safe space to heal a relationship that is in distress. Relationships are challenging and they require a lot of hard work and dedication to keep going through all of life’s ups and downs. Moving abroad can be an especially large stressor that can spark conflict or magnify existing problems in relationships. It takes teamwork to navigate the maze of challenges following an international relocation, and many of us forget to check in and get realigned when we are already in over our heads. Relationships between people from differing cultural backgrounds may also face additional challenges when it comes to navigating roles and establishing clear communication.
My role as a couples therapist is to help each partner to express their needs and learn to communicate in ways that foster better connection and mutual growth. I will strive to support you in learning to listen deeply and embrace the vulnerability of truly being present with one another, whatever comes. I will provide you with strategies for combating stuck patterns and unhelpful ways of relating to one another. We will work together to explore what kind of relationship you each want to have. Therapy will provide a safe space to practice these new ways of being in the presence of a non-judgmental other who has your relationship’s best interest at heart.
*Relationship therapy is not limited to “traditional” couples. I gladly work with partnerships of all varieties including LGBTQI, kinky, polyamorous, open, swinging, and non-monogamous relationships.
Couples concerns may include: