Finding Us Again

Relationships, marriage, and communication are not always easy. It is painful when we are stuck in patterns of tension and unable to communicate with our partner. If you find yourself reading this because you are currently caught in a difficult place with your partner I hope you find something helpful here.

I help couples:

Gain insight into their disconnection

Begin to communicate clearly and vulnerably

Come together to face their disconnection

Find new ways to reach for each other

Strengthen intimacy & mutual sexual pleasure

Have you recently heard, said, or felt any of these?

“You are never here. Even when you are here you are somewhere else.”

“All I hear is what I am doing wrong.”

“It’s all on me. I have to take care of everything myself. I’m on my own.”

“It’s like we are roommates. There is no passion or romance between us.”

“You never come near me or even touch me.”

“You don’t listen. No matter how hard I try, I can never get through to you.”

“I never get it right. It’s never enough for you. If it is not this it will be something else.”

“You never initiate sex. It is always up to me.”

Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, Johnson Pg 148

These are statements I hear in my office everyday. If you have felt this way in your relationship you are not alone. Research shows these are some of the most common feelings one or both partners struggle with in their relationships.

About Me

“I understand the frustration and pain of distance, silence, and arguing from a personal and professional level.  As a wife of over 15 years and mom of three young children, I understand the struggles life can bring and strain it can cause on your marriage and relationship. When my kids were young my husband worked long hours building his career which left us both exhausted, stressed and having little time for each other or our relationship. Unfortunately, I don’t think our story is unique. In fact it seems to be quite a common experience among couples. Additionally, couples experience stressors unique to them.  It is painful when even talking to the person who means so much to you feels impossible. I support couples in finding a way out of painful distance and disconnection.

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist Supervisor

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional

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Rates & Location

Rates & Location

Conveniently located near I10 & HWY 99

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Online Therapy

Online Therapy

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