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What is a couples therapy intensive?

October 31, 2022

Couples therapy intensives are a way to condense and accelerate the process of relationship counseling.  Over the course of two full days of working together, we can make the kind of progress that usually takes months of weekly 50 minute sessions.  What is a couples intensive?  A couples therapy intensive is a condensed and accelerated…

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My partner gets angry when I talk about my feelings

August 18, 2021

Many couples will come into therapy and one member of the relationship will claim that their partner gets angry when they talk about their feelings.  My partner gets angry when I talk about my feelings As a couples therapist, my job is to help people learn how to talk more effectively about their feelings.  Feelings…

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How To Rekindle a Relationship

June 9, 2021

Learning how to rekindle a relationship is one of the main reasons couples seek therapy. Rediscovering intimacy is a big part of the process. Intimacy doesn’t have to decrease over time.  In fact, if you’re in a long-term relationship or marriage, a decrease in intimacy could be a symptom of a larger issue.  Sure, you…

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How to rebuild trust after infidelity

June 2, 2021

You can rebuild trust after infidelity.  There is hope.  In fact, your relationship can even grow stronger because of the cheating. However, it will be a tough and painful road.  Not going to lie. Keep reading this article if you’re interested in learning how to move from the affair discovery through to repair and healing. …

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Before you start couples counseling, try this first

September 2, 2020

Starting couples therapy is hard.  There.  I said it.  And I’m a relationship therapist.  So I can only imagine if you’re reading this that you’re struggling with the idea of starting counseling with your partner.  The research shows many couples suffer for five years together before they call up a couples counselor.  So what can…

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5 important relationship tips from a couples therapist

January 30, 2020

As a couples therapist, I’ve worked with all types of relationships.  Whether gay, straight, polyamorous, monogamous, or somewhere in between here are five tips that can help you start improving your relationship today.  Hopefully reading these tips can help you start having conversations that will lead to improved communication, intimacy and connection. Tip #1- Pick A…

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I’m ready to heal my childhood trauma

June 24, 2019

I don’t want my bad childhood to define me anymore.  Yes, I did experience trauma. Yes, it was painful. But I’m ready to move forward with my life.   These are sentiments shared by many trauma survivors at a certain point in their healing journey.  Often times people will come into therapy discouraged or disappointed…

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What to expect your first couples counseling session

June 7, 2019

Most people don’t know what to expect from the first couples therapy session.  In this post we’ll explore 15 top reasons couples come into therapy.  We’ll also look at what the process of starting couples counseling looks like on a practical and emotional level.  All with the intention of helping you better prepare yourself for…

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Things I wish I knew before starting therapy

June 3, 2019

Starting therapy is hard, but it doesn’t have to be a mystery. There’s tons of research saying therapy works. Many people talk about their success with counseling. But how exactly does it help?  Here is a list of things I wish I knew before starting therapy. It will take time Making changes in your life…

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

April 15, 2019

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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Hi, I'm Tom Bruett

I'm a psychotherapist who provides online individual and couples therapy in Colorado and California.