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Marin Couples / Marriage Counseling (Larkspur)

Welcome!  I am guessing you are wanting to make some changes in how your marriage or relationship is functioning, to reconnect or to work through troubling issues thatMarin Couples Marriage Counseling Therapy you haven’t been successful at getting through on your own.  With a 50/50 practice of individual and couples therapy work, I find great satisfaction in helping people in both areas.

My marriage and couples counseling services cover a number of common areas including:

  • Couples communication
  • Infidelity
  • Emotional safety
  • Resentment
  • Reconnection
  • Healthy boundaries

The most securely attached relationships have a strong relationship foundation and a high level of emotional safety.

One of the most important areas I address is the quality of your communication. A relationship needs good communication like a plant needs water. I will look for negative cycles occurring in your relationship – and work towards disrupting them, encouraging a healthier and loving dynamic between the two of you.  There are other areas of having a strong relationship foundation that I help couples to shore up.

When relevant, my couples counseling approach involves looking at both of your past experiences to understand what you each bring to your relationship:

  • Did each of you have loving, supportive role models?
  • Are you able to be open and vulnerable to each other in your relationship – or are there emotional blocks to intimacy and trust?
  • What was the quality of your attachment to parents/primary caregivers (as research has shown the connection between this how we “do” intimate adult relationships)?
  • Do either of you have unresolved trauma that impacts the relationship?
  • What have your prior intimate relationships looked like?

I weave together concepts from attachment and Imago theories, EFT, the research of John Gottman and the latest in neuroscience.  The goal is to stabilize and connect you together as you used to be or perhaps even in a way you’ve never been before!

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