Services for Couples

I offer three services for couples, each of which focuses on a different stage of the relationship, type of goal, and the nature of the help they seek:

Next Step Relationship Coaching is for couples who want to deepen their understanding of and commitment to each other during a transitional period in their relationship (e.g., moving in together, before getting engaged or married, becoming parents). For more about this service, click here.

Couples Therapy is for couples whose relationship is having challenges that the partners have not been able to address effectively. For more about this service, click here

For couples contemplating separation/divorce, I offer a consultation service of up to five sessions to help determine--to discern--whether to (1) keep things as they are at this time, (2) separate/divorce, or (3) fully commit to 6 months of couples therapy with each partner having an understanding of what he or she should work on. For more about Discernment Counseling click here. (Note: Unlike couple's therapy, discernment counseling is not aimed at solving problems in the relationship; rather it is for the couple to determine—to discern—whether to commit to working on their problems.)

For couples who have decided to proceed with a separation or divorce, I offer PreDivorce Couples Therapy. Depending on the couple’s goal, the treatment helps partners develop a deeper understanding of the issues at hand and create a blueprint for a respectful working relationship. For more about this service, click here.

About Me

I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping people. I:

  • have taken all three levels of Gottman Couples therapy training
  • am research-driven and the author of college-level psychology textbooks
  • have been certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology
  • am a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Psychology

Thanks for your interest