Cognizant Counseling Center, LLC

Couples and Relationship Counseling

Realize your potential

Are you and your loved one fighting a lot? Are the number of “off-limits” topics growing? Are you feeling unheard and unsupported? Perhaps you’re struggling with a serious medical diagnosis or a traumatic event? Maybe you need support as you navigate a new way of being in your relationship?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then I am here to help.

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My work draws primarily from Attachment Theory, Gottman Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is a short-term, structured approach to couples and relationship counseling. Empirical and experiential research shows that EFT helps 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery (the best results of any couples therapy) and that these positive effects last over time. Gottman Therapy focuses on these 7 principles: enhancing their "love maps"; nurturing their fondness and admiration; turning toward each other instead of away; letting their spouse influence them; solving their solvable problems; overcoming gridlock; and creating a shared sense of meaning.

I use a collaborative approach that helps couples make sense of their relationship in a safe and supportive way. Everyone is invited into a process that makes it possible to stay connected even in times of great stress within the relationship.

Benefits of Couples and Relationship Counseling Include:

  • Growing what is already good within your relationship
  • Support for working through unexpected and/or unwanted events
  • Improving communication based on understanding and appreciating underlying feelings and needs
  • Enjoying deeper intimacy and more satisfying sex with your partner
  • Identifying and reducing negative interaction cycles
  • Repairing the inevitable ruptures that occur in any intimate relationship
  • Meeting the needs of the individual and the relationship
  • Becoming happy co-parents (You love your kids and want the best for them, whether you’re still together or not.)
  • Exploring “uncoupling” (separating with loving intention) or “opening up” your relationship (consensual non-monogamy)
  • Maintaining compassion for yourself and your partner, no matter what

Please also note that couples counseling is not recommended for relationships with ongoing or recent incidents of intimate partner violence (IPV).

A further note about my practice: I am committed to continually be learning about current systems of oppression and how they do harm. I take accountability for any offenses that I may cause and value feedback so that I can expand my knowledge and not cause harm. I am committed to creating an environment that is welcoming and affirming of people from different races/ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, class strata, abilities, and religious/spiritual orientations. I have and am committed to taking special training and receiving supervision around these identities/systems and have the ability to consult with someone around identities I don’t personally hold.

All of my clients are seen, heard, and respected for exactly who they are.

I encourage you to schedule a free, 15-minute call to see how working with me may help you and your family. Please call or text (843) 310-3202

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