Sharing one’s personal life with another can be both exhilarating and stressful. We work with couples to build skills for negotiating boundaries, strengthening emotional connection, and problem-solving more effectively. Common approaches we draw from are listed below.
EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY
We draw from this approach to help couples identify common patterns of conflict, effectively communicate emotional needs, and de-escalate conflict so that they may experience a more secure intimate connection. Emotionally Focused Therapy has a strong evidence base supporting its effectiveness in decreasing distress and increasing compassionate and honest communication.
RELATIONSHIP SKILLS BUILDING
We apply findings and principles from extensive research on what contributes to relationship satisfaction. Having specific tools and a clear understanding of when and how to use them can help partners avoid common pitfalls and develop a deeper sense of understanding of each other, empathy, and heightened intimacy.