couples therapy naples florida

Couples Therapy (online)

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • No matter how much you try to move on, you constantly get stuck in the same fight
  • You don’t believe your partner will actually ever change
  • You want to make things work, but don’t know how to process pain or broken trust
  • No matter what you try, you can’t please them or “get it right”
  • You shut down or raise your voice when there is conflict or disagreement

If any of these resonate, couples counseling may be for you.

While it can feel hopeless when things get to a certain point, ending the relationship does not save you from the issues this relationship brought up. 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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Therapy can completely transform your relationship. The key to effective 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 interaction patterns. 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.

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.

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.

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 (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. Therapy is customized for every couple. Generally, the treatment structure looks like this:

  • Session 1- Intake appointment to discuss problems + goals for couples therapy
  • Sessions 2 + 3- Therapist meets with each partner individually
  • Sessions 4 + forward- Conjoint couples sessions working toward goals such as:
  • Communicate better
  • Identify patterns in fights
  • Rebuild trust
  • Reconnect and find intimacy
  • Build new communication styles
  • Later in treatment- discuss goals of termination + maintenance plan

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 is primarily drawing on evidence-based models of treatment in session, not 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.

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!

Here is what you can expect from the intake process:

  • Start by filling out the form below or click here to schedule a 15 minute consultation.
  • If we’re a good fit, I will onboard you on my platform and we will schedule our first session
  • You’ll log in, create a profile, and complete intake paperwork
  • The day of session, you will log in a few minutes before the designated start time, and we will begin

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.