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Hold Me Tight® workshops are 2-day weekend intensives for couples. In just two days you will discover patterns that have sabotaged your communication efforts and learn more effective ways to turn toward each other. Learn more about weekend workshops HERE
Couples counseling is offered for married couples and those in committed dating relationships. You might wonder if you'll ever feel close again or, if you've been in counseling before, might feel like your relationship is beyond repair. I have advanced training in a particular model of relationship work called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. EFT is considered the gold-star approach to helping couples build healthy, lasting bonds. It is an effective and evidence-based model of counseling that allows couples to find healing and discover meaningful connection with each other again (or for the first time). You can learn more about Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples here.
Although goals and situations are different for each couple, we may work on things such as:
Lack of Communication
Loss of Intimacy
Recovery from Unhealthy Relationships
Stressful Life Transition
Couples go through so much. Life keeps moving fast and modern relationships are more demanding than they have ever been. As much as we spend time and energy seeking love and trying to find "our person," divorce rates continue to be way too high and strains on marriage become debilitating and emotionally exhausting. Partners who once felt love for each other somehow feel like strangers, both hurting and unsure of what steps to take next.
Many couples who seek marriage counseling want connection yet find themselves falling into the same, unhealthy patterns of communication and emotional disconnect. They begin to wonder if they ever really loved each other or might fear that their relationship is beyond repair. Partners often want to reach toward each other but feel like they need to protect themselves so they don't get hurt again. After some time, it is common for partners to look at each other and feel helpless, alone, frustrated and hopeless.
Marriage is not designed for couples to feel constant stress, strain and disconnect from one another. Healing is possible and requires dedicated time and willingness to learn. We work together to clearly identify the unhealthy patterns that got you where you are today, feeling like strangers and sleeping at the edges of your bed. You become able to redirect the unhealthy patterns and come to a place together that is genuinely more connected and leaves both partners feeling seen and heard.