Couples Therapy

Online Therapy for Couples

Are you disconnected from your partner?

  • No matter how much you try to move on, do you constantly get stuck in the same fight?
  • Do you struggle to believe your partner will actually ever change?
  • Do you want to make things work, but not know how to process pain or broken trust?
  • Are you struggling to move forward after infidelity?
  • No matter what approach you try, do you find you can’t please them or “get it right”?
  • Do you have trouble managing disagreements, either shutting down or raising your voice?

While relationships can feel hopeless when conflict reaches a certain point, ending the relationship does not save you from the pain this relationship has surfaced. Left untreated, they will follow you into the next relationship you have until they are properly dealt with.

The good news- there is a way to work through issues in a healthy, structured, effective way. Couples therapy is a place to explore issues, emotions, and tendencies so that you can feel seen and heard in a new way.

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Relationship Strain is Normal

As exciting and fulfilling as connecting with a partner in relationship can be, losing that deep connection can be confusing and painful. The natural way you once related to your partner can start to feel like a distant memory.

This experience is normal (the term ‘honey-moon’ phase exists for a reason). The experience of being in-love actually has a similar effect on the brain chemistry as stimulant drugs, but it wears off after about two years.

Almost every long-term couple deals with real challenge and pain in their relationship. As both partners change and grow, the relationship must change and grow with them.

Maybe you aren’t certain about why you feel pushed further away from your partner or how to fix it. Yet, as painful as disconnection can feel, there is a part of you that knows you want to work hard to reconnect and make this relationship work.

Perhaps you have tried working through repeating problems and conflict on your own, but you just have the same unproductive conversation over and over (and over) again. Maybe you’ve stopped trying, avoiding certain topics all together. This strategy can work in the short-term, but over time, you may have noticed a decrease in intimacy and your overall connection to one another. Understandably, you may start to feel hopeless, unsure if there is a way forward out of this relationship rut.

I’m here to tell you there is another way. Growth, change, and healing that lay just on the other side of asking for help from a professional relationship and couples therapist. As humans, we all have an innate need to stay connected to others in our lifetime. Relationships provide us the chance to meet that need, while continuing to grow and evolve together over time. When things get stuck, we can feel discouraged, hopeless, fearful, and alone. But there are research-tested couples counseling tools here to help. We all experience pain and disconnection, but you don’t have to stay there forever.

Couples Therapy Can Rekindle Your Spark

Therapy can completely transform your relationship. The key to effective couples therapy is cutting through the content (e.g. the dishes, the yelling, the communication) to get to the core issues so those can be addressed and healed. Together, we’ll work to uncover the dynamics at play when disconnection and conflict ensure, and identify key communication patterns.

Guided by a neutral, objective therapist, each partner will be listened to, validated in their stance, and challenged to see their own input in the cycle that’s keeping you stuck. Couples communication counseling is hard work, and those who show up engaged and open see the most lasting results. We’ll hear each partner’s view- their experience in the moment, their thoughts, and their emotions- giving both partner’s the chance to expand their own perspective.

I’ve worked with many couples who leave therapy not only healed from the presenting issue at hand, but feeling more closely bonded than they ever were before.

What to Expect from Online Couples Counseling

Continually affirmed by professional and personal experiences, I believe full-heartedly in the transformative power of couples therapy. I see couples move through counseling so that at the end, they’ve not only addressed the issue at hand, but they have grown an understanding, appreciation, and connection to one another they’ve never had before.

The key prerequisite to any sustainable, relationship-changing transformation? Hard work. Couples counseling is a journey that requires strong commitment, intentional exploration, and openness to a new perspective. It is not magic, automatic, or passive.

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As a couples therapist, my goal is that you’ll walk away from counseling with the skills to have the tough conversations on your own, without me as a mediator. I will work to provide you a new perspective of your partner and a fresh method of communicating with one another through the inevitable stress you’ll face together in the future.

In our couple counseling sessions, we will address the needs and perspectives of both partners. We will untangle and address the stuck points and draw on your strengths as a couple. Working through difficult issues and emotions means that we bring them out of the darkness and into the sessions so that we can hold them together and heal your relationship. As a result, over the course of couples therapy, you’ll experience a range of emotions- frustration, confusion, sadness, pain, joy, connection, peace. All of it is expected, welcome, normal, and necessary.

Clinical Approach

I use evidence-based practices to help your relationship recover from infidelity, loss of connection, lack of intimacy, or any cause of the relational stress you are facing. I have advanced training in an evidenced-backed couples counseling model (Emotion-Focused Therapy or EFT) that will guide you to heal and allow you to communicate in a new way that will leave you feeling connected, heard, and understood.

Each session, though we will get into the details of your communication patterns, will be guided by a broader strategic roadmap through the EFT model. This leading model of couples counseling is modern and evidence-backed. EFT has been proven to move 70-75% of participating couples from distress to recovery, and to create improvements in 90% of couples in therapy. 

If you’re ready to heal your relationship, you’re in the right place.

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More Questions about Couples Counseling?

Unequivocally, no! Consider how complicated your own internal world is- your thoughts, emotions, and parts of yourself you manage without really showing anyone else.

Now, in an intimate relationship, you have these two worlds intertwining. The dynamics are incredibly complex, and when you are a part of it, it’s impossible to step out of it to see what’s happening (this is why couples counselors also go to couples therapy!).

Seeking therapy is a proactive, courageous, forward-thinking step toward strengthening your partnership. It demonstrates that you and your partner are committed to addressing issues, improving communication, and working through challenges together.

Couples communication therapy is an investment of time and financial resources. The insights you discover and the skills you gain will be yours for the rest of your life and impact each relationship you have. And you probably already know that ignoring the problems will not make them go away.

When you are experiencing relationship conflict that significantly impacts your functioning in life, therapy will not only teach you about the steps to heal and move forward, but will have you practicing how to implement the skills in your real life so that your progress is sustained over time.

Please refer to my Rates & FAQ page for up-to-date information on my current rates. I am out-of-network with insurance, but can provide a receipt for out-of-network reimbursement.

This concern makes sense. Let me assure you that as a marriage and family therapist and an emotion-focused couples therapist, I will not take sides. My job as a couples counselor is to help your relationship. I work hard to understand each partner’s point of view and to help you start to understand each other with greater clarity.

Plus, I help you understand why ineffective behaviors are happening, so that together, we can create new patterns in your relationship. I do not believe that real change happens from telling people the things they are doing “wrong”.

I work with adult couples in committed relationships who are motivated to digging deeper into their conflict and discovering what is under the surface so that they can heal and move forward. Couples do not need to be married.

Some of the presenting issues of my couples counseling clients include: difficulty reconnecting after having a child, working through transitioning to a new part of life (e.g. launching children, retirement), in-law conflicts, infidelity, and unresolved issues from the past.

While couples have experienced pain and loss, the clients I see share the goal of healing their relationship. I do not see couples who have active infidelity, substance abuse, or relationship abuse of any kind as part of their current relationship.

It’s completely understandable to have preferences on a provider based on factors like their age, gender, or marital status. These preferences usually come from a desire to be seen and understood by a therapist with whom you are sharing so much of your personal life. The sense of feeling seen and understood is extremely important part of therapeutic success.

With that being said, while a therapist is bringing their own humanity into sessions, a good provider draws on evidence-based models of treatment in session, not solely on personal experience or opinion. Therapists are trained in skills to facilitate the rapport and trust needed to have successful outcomes in the models they work from.

For this reason, our intake process includes a free introductory call before scheduling an intake session. This call will give you a chance to assess whether you think we could be a good fit and give you a chance to ask any questions you have.

I meet with clients on a weekly basis for 50-minute sessions at a time.

  • Session 1- Intake appointment to discuss issues and goals for therapy
  • Sessions 2 + 3- Therapist meets 1×1 with each partner
  • Sessions 4 + forward- Joined couples sessions working toward goals such as:
    • Communication improvement
    • Identify patterns in fights
    • Rebuild trust
    • Reconnect and create intimacy
  • Later in treatment- discuss goals of termination + maintenance plan

You will also leave with a fresh, effective way of communicating with and understanding of one another to prevent disconnection through life’s twists and turns in your future.

As part of the process, expect that we will be discussing difficult situations and emotions, and sessions may be distressing at times. This is part of the process of organizing and healing pain so you can move forward.

Yes, it does. Though still relatively new, research shows that the interventions are as effective when implemented online.

Many of my couples enjoy benefits of telehealth like:

  • More privacy
  • Convenience and lower time commitment
  • Communication patterns learned may translate more easily outside therapy

All you need is privacy, a device, and stable internet connection.

As your couples counselor, I’m focused on facilitating connection between you and your partner. I can implement all my interventions through the screen. Since we are working on the closeness and connection between partners, I strongly advise partners attend therapy from the same location.

Due to the cited benefits of telehealth, all of our regular therapy appointments are conducted online from the comfort of your home.

Great question! Training is incredibly important, especially in work with couples, as it is nuanced and complex. With couples, I work from the EFT model, which is evidence- backed for moving 70-75% of couples in treatment from distress to recovery.

Academic Qualifiations:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Villanova University)
  • Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (University of South Florida)

Emotion Focused Therapy Training

  • 4-Day EFT Externship (ICEEFT)
  • Core Skills (Ackerman Institute in New York, ICEEFT)
  • Supervision (1×1 with ICEEFT Trainer, ongoing)
  • Graduate Capstone Dissertation – EFT with a couple managing grief and loss
  • Graduate Practicum EFT Track (weekly consultation and supervision)

Before becoming a couples therapist, I worked in various corporate and management roles in the finance industry in New York City. I draw on those skills and experiences as a therapist more than I ever would have predicted!

Please fill out the form here to get in touch with me or use a the scheduler to book a complimentary 15-minute consultation call with me. We will discuss your needs in a therapist and whether we are a good fit to work together in a counseling capacity.

If we decide to move forward, I will onboard you to my platform, send through brief intake paperwork, and schedule the session. The appointment will be conducted online via video.

Intake options:

  • Option 1- weekly sessions. The first session we meet as a group, the second and third sessions are 1×1 with each partner, and the fourth session we all come back together to consolidate the dynamics of the relationship, clarify goals, and dive deeper into the work. This occurs typically in 3-4 weeks.
  • Option 2- sessions 1-4 as a four-part marathon intake session. This session will be roughly 3- 3.5 hours where the tasks of the first four sessions are completed at one time. This marathon intake is a great option for couples looking for a more accelerated start to treatment.

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Turn the page to a new, connected, supportive chapter in your relationship

If you struggle with conflict and communication in your relationship and live in Florida, couples therapy can help you to reduce dysfunction and find more connection. Contact me to get started.

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