“Conflict creates the fire of affects and emotions; and like every fire it has two aspects: that of burning and that of giving light.”
-Carl Jung, “Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype” (1939)
Therapy is an opportunity for couples to make healing changes.
Communication of emotion is the fundamental pulse of every love relationship. Married life embodies emotions from irritability, anger, and resentment, to humor, joy, and contentment. I coach couples to become emotionally responsive and enjoy a more satisfying connection.
During therapy, difficult issues often spiral into an interplay of the very patterns of volatility and disconnection that have paralyzed intimacy. Therapy offers couples opportunities to move beyond despair by experiencing more effective ways to relate to one another.
Over the course of therapy, couples take view of the stories they have lived by in their marriage. As emotion is experienced differently, internalized beliefs about the relationship are challenged as desire evolves into expectancy and a new chapter is written.
I specialize in facilitating supportive and directive marriage therapy sessions with couples who are experiencing emotional gridlock in their relationship, whether due to unresolved issues from the past or a vicious cycle of behavior in the present.
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