Do you currently feel lost in your relationship? Has infidelity severed your connection, or have you stopped communicating the way you used to? Do you no longer feel like you understand each other, or are your fights becoming more intense and frequent? Did you answer yes to any of these questions? If so, I can help.
I am passionate about this work and as a result, have focused my entire practice on working with couples. I utilize a combination of evidenced based approaches (Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – EFT) to help partners identify their negative cycles and navigate their relationship in a new way which leads to deeper connection and the ability to manage conflicts more effectively.
I would describe my style as direct, but compassionate. The truth is, therapy is work and a lot of that happens outside of the office. My expectation when working with a couple is that they will do what is required of them at home and not expect to simply put the effort in during the 90-minute session.
It is very important to remember when looking for a therapist that couples therapy is truly a different style than individual work. Unfortunately, many clinicians do not have the specialized training to know how to effectively work with couples. I truly believe more harm than good can be done when clinicians try to do couples therapy as if they are doing individual therapy with two people in the room. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of asking any therapist you speak with what specific training he/she has in working with couples. Most graduate programs do not focus on it, or in some cases, include it at all.
I offer 30-minute complimentary sessions for couples who are considering working with me in my office on the East Side of Providence. I think it is crucial that the chemistry is right between myself and BOTH partners. If it is not, therapy is unlikely to be successful. We will use this session to determine if I am a good fit for your needs and proceed from there.
For clients such as upper level executives and professional athletes who are looking for a more discreet, convenient option for couples therapy, I offer sessions in your home, at a premium. For clients interested in this service, I offer a 1-hour complimentary session at which point we will go over what this service entails, including the fee structure.
If you want your relationship to change and you want to reconnect with your partner, reach out now to set up a consultation. The best time to take the first step was yesterday, the next best time is right now!