Marriage & Couples

Improve your communication skills. Restore your love, intimacy and respect.

Marriage Counseling
Couples Therapy
Premarital Counseling

Conflict and challenges exist in every intimate relationship, which is why great relationships require time, energy and commitment. While many couples can identify their difficult issues, they are often unable to resolve them. And despite their best intentions, they continue to repeat the same patterns that lead to disconnection, frustration and pain.

I help couples break free of obstacles and shift patterns that don’t serve them. Consider this possibility: The issue may not be the issue! It is the way a couple tries to deal with the issue that frequently becomes the problem. I continually observe this dynamic during sessions as couples attempt to resolve issues about sex, money, household responsibilities and parenting.

I have worked with hundreds of couples on a variety of relationship issues including:

  • improving communication & conflict resolution skills

  • enhancing sexual and emotional intimacy

  • learning the skills to “fight fairly” – please read my article

  • rebuilding trust after an emotional or sexual affair

  • overcoming gridlock over money matters

  • transforming codependent patterns

  • learning to express feelings constructively

  • ending repetitive arguments and power struggles

  • transforming dysfunctional patterns learned in one’s family

  • resolving co-parenting & stepfamily challenges

In premarital counseling I help couples prepare for their marriage as they plan for their wedding. I’ll assist you with issues such as:

  • improving communication skills

  • exploring essential compatibilities

  • identifying areas of difference that could be a source of future conflict

  • clarifying roles and responsibilities regarding careers, finances, parenting & in-laws

  • establishing boundaries with previous relationship partners

  • deepening the many dimensions of marital intimacy – physical, sexual, emotional, mental and spiritual

  • creating a shared relationship vision

 

Please contact me for a free phone consultation.

I work with people of all sexual orientations, lifestyles and cultural backgrounds

Licensed Professional Counseling
25 Years Experience

Serving Denver and Boulder since 1990