One of the most rewarding, rich, life giving, and societally beneficial relationships is that of marriage and committed couple relationships. Unfortunately, too many marriages are either failing or sustained in a state of apathy, dissatisfaction, discouragement, and at times – despair. Maybe your relationship is not that “bad” and you just know it can be better and is in a less than optimal state. Whatever your relationship needs and challenges -we view them as an opportunity to help you build a stronger and more vibrant bond and relationship.
The issues we help couples resolve most often revolve around communication, feelings of loneliness, lingering relational hurts, financial, household, or parenting disagreements, and at times – infidelity or addiction issues. When we experience these difficulties on the relationship road -it can be very destabilizing. Often, we don’t anticipate many of the problems we’re facing nor do they match our initial excitement, hopes, and dreams of the day we committed – the day we said, “I do.”
If your relationship is at a place of impasse, you’re struggling with any of the aforementioned issues above, other issues, or simply want a preventative tune up, take heart. If you are willing to put in the work, there are ways to rekindle your original relationship excitement, sustain that excitement into your future, and live a more satisfying, intimate, and deeper relationship than you ever felt possible.
The approach we will use is eclectic, yet our core approach is Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The Gottman Method is truly evidenced based and is grounded in decades of research. We will filter your relationship through “The Sound Relationship House” assessment and counseling process – the assessment provides key relationship insights, and the process allows for learning how to resolve conflict, repairing, and building friendship and love, and creating or recreating shared meaning in life.
While we will draw upon other foundational counseling concepts (see our philosophy page), Angie and I use the Gottman Method in our own marriage and find it essential. We have found that Gottman “evidenced based” is not just a marketing catchphrase but it really works – if you do the work! We look forward to helping you create your best marriage, your best relationship, your best life! Join us on the marital and relationship journey – it’s worth it!