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Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is a powerful way to better understand, heal and grow your relationship.  Through relationship therapy you can have a more close and connected bond with your partner.  As a couples therapist in San Francisco, I provide counseling for couples looking to have more connected, intimate and communicative relationships.  Through this blog, I explore topics like communication problems, intimacy issues, connection, sexuality and conflict management.

nervous about couples counseling

Are you nervous about couples counseling?

Feeling nervous about couples counseling is totally natural.  Think about it, you’re inviting a stranger into the most intimate parts of your relationship.  Then you’re trusting that stranger to help you make things better. You’re expected to be honest, open and forthcoming.  You’re expected to change and do things differently. It’s kind of a big…

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What to do if my partner is a narcissist

Is my partner a narcissist?

Even the most selfless among us can have traits of narcissism at times. Let’s face it, in the age of social media and reality TV, it’s hard not to have a bit of an inflated sense of self worth.  And who doesn’t like a good selfie or Instagram story now and then? All joking aside,…

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Keeping secrets in your relationship

Is it ok to keep secrets in your relationship?

According to relationship experts Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, the foundation of a strong relationship is trust.  Yet all too often we hold back and keep things from our partners. Keeping a secret, or withholding, is actually just another form of lying to your partner.  If you take nothing else from the article, know that…

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what to expect from your first couples counseling session

What to expect your first couples counseling session

Most people don’t know what to expect from the first couples therapy session.  Starting couples counseling can be intimidating and knowing what to expect can help you and your partner manage expectations.  It will also help better prepare you for a successful experience. In order to explain what starting couples therapy is like, I will…

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three pillars of a thriving relationship

3 pillars of a thriving relationship, according to Dr. Sue Johnson

Having a successful, thriving and intimate relationship with your partner doesn’t have to be a mystery.   3 pillars to a thriving relationship According to Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, there a three pillars that make up a thriving, fulfilling relationship.  Those pillars are Accessibility, Responsiveness and Engagement. What brings…

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