Couples

Couples

I am a certified Imago Couples Counselor, in Portland, Oregon.I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling or EFT. Imago is a theory and practice of relationship that believes that with the right communication tools, understanding of your partner and relationship you can thrive as a couple. EFT focuses on accessing each partners underlying emotions and retraining ourselves to be physically, emotionally and mentally accessible, responsive and engaged with our partners. EFT has a 75% success rates in research studies with continued success two years after therapy is finished. I believe that we pick our partners based on a need to grow, learn and heal. This process is difficult but rewarding and I offer you the tools to change your relationship, look at conflict as an opportunity to grow, communicate underneath the reactivity and stay together. If you can relate to the following please contact me for a free initial consultation.

  • Are you thinking of leaving your relationship?
  • Do you find yourself feeling unsatisfied with your partner and your connection?
  • Do you and your partner frequently find yourself in a dance where one attacks and the other withdraws?
  • Do you find yourself wishing you had more intimacy and sex.?
  • Are you unhappy with how you and your partner handle finances?
  • Do you fight with your partner about your parenting styles?

These are just a few of the situations that I can help you with!

As a certified couples counselor in Portland OR, I can help you learn how to communicate without ending up feeling invalidated, triggered, frustrated or hopeless.