Couples
Therapy

I believe the relationships we choose are opportunities to practice new behaviors and values that weren't available to us in previous relationships. 

Many couples come to me because they want to build healthier, more vibrant relationships than they saw in their families or communities growing up. None of us grew up in a perfect environment. Our culture is one where emotions are often avoided, needs are sometimes criticized, and generative conflict isn't usually modeled. So when it comes down to it, navigating challenges in our relationships is certainly never a simple or easy task, in part because we haven't been taught how to do so!

Couples navigating differences in identity and upbringing face unique challenges around connection and communication.

 

Our identities have significant impacts on the ways we experience the world, how we choose to behave in it, and what we expect from it. They are highly relevant in our relationships and when we don’t treat them as such it’s only natural to feel misunderstood and disconnected, or for defensiveness and hostility to brew. Maybe you are experiencing one of these raw moments in your relationship. Or perhaps you want to do the work of honoring and intentionally preparing for these dynamics.

 

You are in the right place.

 

The couples I work with often identify as interracial or Queer, and I work with many couples in which one partner has recently come out. I welcome those practicing or interested in non-monogamy. However, if you don’t see yourself in any of those labels please still feel free to schedule a consultation. 

I promise you that with intentionality and skill we can welcome in your differences and disagreements to foster deeper connection and fulfillment.

I can help you learn the skills necessary to navigate vulnerable topics more thoughtfully and respond to your and your partners emotions in a way that will move you forward. Sessions include talking, as well as movement, mindfulness, art, and more; we will often see what unfolds organically, but if you have preferences we can absolutely talk about them. My approach to relationship therapy integrates somatics, Parts Work/Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and I am also trained in the Gottman Method. You can learn more about my background and approach here

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Your
Investment

Weekly:  $195 (60-minute sessions)

OR

Every-other-week: $225 (75-minute sessions)

All intakes are $225 (75 minutes)

Learn more about my payment options, private pay, and claiming on your out-of-network benefits by clicking the button below.

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Duration and Frequency

I work with couples on a weekly or every-other-week basis.

While therapy helps us find closure on many things in our lives, it also tends to open things up. I view therapy as a layered and multi-functional process that we can choose to be engaged with at any point in our lives. Together, we can identify the theme and scope of your care.

Learn about your right to receive a Good Faith Estimate.

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Where do
we meet?

I provide both in-person and virtual services for couples living in Michigan. I'm based in Ypsilanti, MI, and if you are nearby you are more than welcome in my office.

 

If you live out of state, you might consider my coaching services.

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