Something to Think About!
What if you woke up tomorrow and a miracle had occurred overnight?
Couple’s Therapy has always been the primary focus of my private therapy practice. In my mind, I see three “clients” in couple’s therapy -- you, your partner, and the relationship. We will work on all three. Therapy can be hard work but is a rewarding and enjoyable growth process. Effective therapy requires effort, both in therapy sessions and at home. The goal is to get the new behavior home, where you can enjoy the changes and skills we have worked on in therapy.
Normally, we meet weekly for an hour session, but that can change if circumstances require it. We may meet for longer sessions and more frequently, if the couple is in crisis or live out of the area. Once we achieve some good progress and you’ve learned skills to work on, we start to extend therapy to every other week or longer, in an effort to monitor and maintain changes. This is the fun part of therapy, where couples start to enjoy the changes they have worked to achieve. Finally, we finish therapy, leaving the door open to come back if necessary. It is common for me to work with couples I have seen before, often years before, as they are working on new challenges or life transitions.
On average, therapy is a six to ten week process, but that can change according to the specific case. In my mind, I do not envision effective therapy as a long, drawn-out process. Let’s go to work and get the changes you desire. The harder you work beyond the therapy sessions, the more effective and shorter the length of therapy. If you are committed to each other and committed to the therapy process, we will have success! You really can achieve the relationship you both want