There are infinite reasons why a couple may enter couples therapy.
- Need a devoted time and space to deepen your relationship in order to enhance what is working.
- Have upcoming changes or transitions (a move, job change, a child on the way, or retirement)
- Have a significant degree of conflict leaving you both feeling distant
- Are not sure what to do to help your relationship.
In any circumstances, couples therapy can facilitate effective communication between each other, ultimately leading to increased understanding of each others needs, increased connection, and a sense of hope about the future together.
Our couples therapist, Dr. Robert Riordan, is trained in one of the few empirically supported approaches for couples therapy, emotionally focused therapy (EFT). This approach is based in research on attachment, and ultimately improves a couple’s connection and communication. In EFT, partners explore what strategies they bring to the relationship, and then each partner learns to expand their approaches to each other in a way that leads to a more secure sense of connection and intimacy. EFT has been shown to be highly effective for distressed couples, and the research has demonstrated stable and lasting improvement in marital satisfaction.
Are you ready to take the first step towards feeling better?
Couples therapy is not intended to be an open-ended treatment. Rather, Dr. Riordan asks that couples make a 3 to 4 month commitment to this treatment, meeting once per week for 60 minutes.