I am available to treat couples who are experiences distress or who would like to increase the emotional closeness and intimacy in their relationship. Each couples enters into therapy with specific issues they want to address but broadly speaking the goal of all couples therapy is to build emotional safety. The emotional safety each partner needs will likely be a combination of universal human needs and the unique needs of each person. This is true for people who have grown up in fairly healthy happy homes, as well as people who have experienced varies kinds of familial or relationship trauma and loss. Ultimately we are all human and in the course of our lived experiences we will each develop certain kinds of sensitivities. Part of building a strong loving relationship is to develop an awareness of our partner’s needs and sensitivities, and a capacity to communicate our own. Furthermore, every relationship has certain kinds of unsolvable problems. Couples that are happiest and most successful have identified these unsolvable problems and tend to cope with flexibility, patience, and humor.