For Your & Your Partner

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Couples Counseling- when you want to preserve your relationship

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away? Are the demands of parenting adding stressors to your relationship?

Relationships can be improved, changed and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples counseling, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.

Some issues that bring couples to counseling are:

  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Contemplating Divorce & Separation
  • Extended Family Conflicts
  • Financial Stressors
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy
  • Mental Illness
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital/Readiness

In my couple’s sessions, I help people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain a balanced, healthy, and loving relationship.

If any of the above relate to your and your partner in your relationship, contact me today for a free consultation.

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Couples Counseling- when you wonder if you should stay or go

Are you wondering whether or not you should stay in your relationship? Is your partner asking you to consider counseling to work on the marriage, but that feels dishonest because you aren’t sure it’s worth trying to save? Or are you eager to save your relationship but you are sensing ambivalence and avoidance from your partner?  Brief counseling, often referred to as Discernment Counseling, can help. Discernment Counseling aims to help partners consider all options before they make the decision to work on or terminate a relationship.

Conducted over a maximum of 5 sessions, the goals are:

  • For partners to develop a mutual understanding of the core problems in the relationship
  • To determine whether these problems are able to solved
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  • Decide next steps (work on the relationship, end the relationship, or defer the decision for a specific amount of time)

For partners who choose to stay together, a foundation has been established for ongoing couples counseling and couples are highly motivated to continue working on the relationship.

For partners who choose to separate or divorce, Discernment Counseling can reduce potential conflict, leading to a more collaborative and respectful dissolution of the relationship.

If you have children, Discernment Counseling is an important step if you are considering divorce.

Discernment Counseling is structured differently from couples therapy, and is most effective when conducted in-person. If you are interested virtual meetings, please schedule a consultation call to discuss this option.

Session 1: 90 minutes
Sessions 2-3: 75 minutes
Sessions 4-5: 45 minutes

In each session, part of the time is spent as a couple with the counselor, and part of the time is spent individually with the counselor. But both partners must be present for the full session.

Discernment Counseling is offered at a flat rate of $1225 (a 5% savings from the equivalent time in couples therapy).

For Massachusetts clients only:
Partners who participate in Discernment Counseling and choose to continue with couples therapy are eligible for 6 months of counseling at the reduced rate.  Clients who chose to end their marriage are eligible for a complimentary session to understand the complex steps to divorce in Massachusetts.