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.

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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Having healing conversations couples therapy san francisco 94102

How to have a healing conversation after a fight with your partner

Every couple fights.  Period. End of sentence.  If you’re not disagreeing from time to time, your relationship is probably not as alive as it could be.  But that’s a topic for another day. The trouble most couples get into is not the fight itself, it’s the repair.   What is a repair? Picture this.  You…

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Rebuilding Trust after betrayal, couples counseling for gay men San Francisco, CA 94012

Healing betrayal and rebuilding trust in your relationship

When there has been a betrayal in your relationship, it can take hard work and time to rebuild trust.  You may even be questioning if you want to rebuild trust and forgive. Let’s slow it down and explore this topic in more detail. What is a betrayal? Simply put, betrayal is the breaking of trust.…

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