What can you expect from couples counseling?
I often tell folks that my role as your couples counselor is different than with individual counseling. In this capacity I may act as guide, translator, mediator, observer, and sometimes referee. My years of experience as a couples counselor as shown me that this process is one that moves faster and is often wrought with tremendous emotions, which can be overwhelming at times. My goal is to welcome both parties into the process and help create a safe environment to work together to meet mutual goals. My training draws on different models of couples counseling that may include, identifying the solvable and perpetual issues, addressing needs and wants, developing a dialogue and facilitating workable strategies. Sometimes it is useful to remember that the grass is usually greener where we water it!