A relationship is a journey between two people with many twists and turns along the way.
Frequent conflict. Broken trust. Defensiveness. Emotional disconnect. Infidelity. These are just a few reasons couples may find themselves in need of therapy. But with the right help, warmer, closer, more intimate relationships are possible.
I approach couples counseling using Relational Life Therapy (RLT). RLT was developed by Terry Real, a psychotherapist, speaker and author who specializes in relationship concerns. RLT is a form of couples counseling that aims to move you out of your knee-jerk reactions and into a more compassionate and collaborative part of yourself. I can teach you how to move into an US consciousness based on relational empowerment instead of the individual empowerment touted by our You vs Me culture.
Having trained directly under Terry Real for many years, I am now facilitating practicums and mentoring small groups for therapists in training as a faculty member of the Relational Life Institute. I work with therapists from around the world as they progress through the certification program to become a Relational Life Therapist.
Couples counseling is available for non-heteronormative couples as well as cishet/straight couples at all stages of their relationship, including premarital counseling. My office is welcoming and affirming of couples who live an ethically non-monogamous lifestyle.
Regardless of how you identify yourself and structure your relationship, you are safe here and will receive experienced, informed, nonjudgmental, competent, and relationally-focused care.
To schedule an appointment, you can call my office at 210-774-8292.
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
-John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(Offered Virtually and In-Person)
Walk away with new skills that you can immediately implement into your relationship
Perhaps a more in-depth couples experience is what you are looking for. Or you feel your relationship is on the brink of collapse and you need something to happen NOW. If so, consider doing a Couples Intensive. Over the course of two days, 6 hours each day, I will do a thorough assessment of your relationship struggles, identify painful and dysfunctional ways you’ve been reacting to one another, and teach new skills to move you out of your knee-jerk response and into a more collaborative way of relating. A two-day Couples Intensive is the equivalent of 8 traditional couples therapy sessions typically scheduled over the course of 4-5 months. Progress is accelerated and amplified when therapy is offered in this concentrated, focused way. Couples that decide to continue working with me post-intensive typically schedule 90-minute check-ins every 2-3 weeks for approximately 2-3 months.
Couples that choose not to schedule with me post-intensive will be offered suggestions to maintain their progress and support their new relational journey beyond the Couples Intensive. I highly recommend starting your couples therapy journey this way.
Please Note: Not every relationship is salvageable. But by the end of the two days, my hope is that you will have clarity about what to do next. I will do my very best to guide you toward relief and lay a path to relational health.
Rate for the 2-day Couples Intensive Sessions: $2500
Benefits to scheduling a Couples Intensive:
Experience relief faster while getting to the core issues more quickly
Fewer scheduling considerations/conflicts because it is concentrated into two days
Gain clarity around relational challenges that have persisted for years
Form a safe and secure relationship with your therapist immediately instead of waiting weeks to “get to know each other”
Move directly into the working phase of therapy