My guess is that you landed on my website because you are looking for some type of couples counseling or premarital counseling. I am so glad that you are reaching out for help and wanting to invest in your relationship.
Since I opened my practice in 2014, my schedule has been consistently filled with couples who are wanting the same as you—a better relationship. Seeing couples in long-term, weekly or bi-weekly counseling has been one way, but not the only way, in which I provide support to couples.
I often meet couples who are desperately wanting to learn QUICKLY how to make their relationship better. They want to know not what I think about their struggles, but what the science and the research says. They are literally hungry to understand what is happening between them. Without that objective understanding, partners get hopeless and are left alone thinking: “Am I losing my partner?”; “Am I good enough for him/her?”; “Are we no longer compatible?”; “What if he/she doesn’t love me anymore?”; “Should I just leave?”
This is where I can offer you an unconventional way of support—Couples Counseling Class (CCC)!
CCC is a one day, private course just for the two of you, and me—the therapist. It is an educational and experiential couples’ class that is based on the most empirically supported marriage model in the world—Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), pioneered by Dr. Sue Johnson and Less Greenberg and based on Dr. Johnsons’ latest work, Hold Me Tight. Research studies have found that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and 90 % show significant improvements through the use of EFT.
CCC is an excellent premarital counseling tool, as well as a great option for committed relationships of any length.
There are two reasons why I started offering this class. One, because we often don’t get an accurate education on how to be in relationships and how to make them successful. Usually, the only training on relationships that we get is from our primary caregivers, who got their training from their caregivers. The problem with this type of “generational” learning is that, sometimes even without us knowing, we perpetuate the same mistakes.
Also, what is fascinating to me is that we go to various work trainings and work conferences so that we can be better employees; however, we seldom go to trainings on how to be better partners. Why is that? At the end of the day, aren’t relationships with our loved ones the most important ones?
The second reason why I started offering this course is because I believe that the information offered in the class is a “prerequisite” to successful couples counseling. Often, couples who come to see me for counseling have been working with other therapists in the past, and they are left confused and frustrated thinking that they just need to communicate better and compromise more. In CCC, I will be fully transparent and explicit with you about what is it that needs to be worked on in your relationship. Together, we will practice having some important conversations. I will share some funny stories with you from my own relationship and see if, together, we can help you and your partner feel closer.
What can you learn in CCC?
How is CCC different from conventional Couples Counseling?
Why choose CCC over Couples Counseling?
Will I still need Couples Counseling after CCC?
I am not sure. However, what I am confident about is that you will get a clear sense of whether or not traditional couples counseling is something that will benefit the two of you. My hope is that if you decide to do couples counseling, you will have a new understanding of why the two of you are stuck and how to address it.
Here is what CCC will look like:
Who is CCC NOT good for?
Who is the facilitator?
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