Relational couples therapy is different from traditional couples therapy. Relational couples therapy is "another dimension ..." that "transcends the usual."
In relational couples therapy we know that it is impossible to begin to change relational dynamics and dissolve issues in a sustainable way if the energy in the space "between" you is tensed and feels emotionally unsafe. So we do not begin there, we go to a different dimension first. It is in this dimension that I guide couples on a "Heroic journey" where they mutually invite each other out of protective patterns. Couples are liberated to experience the possibilities and create interactions that grow their relationship and dissolve the horrific, dissatisfying one they have been accustomed to living within for years. Call for an initial consultation and experience your "Heroic journey"of real couplehood.
The first step for all new couples. Instead of taking a history of all the problems of the past I help you relax. Then I teach an easily adaptable philosophy of relationships along with appropriate talking and listening skills. The philosophy give couples a reason for their love, their frustrations, and why, in most cases it is better to work things out than to split up the relationship. It affords a clear means to connect, understand, empathize and respond to frustrations in a way that creates emotional safety.
Couples' Therapy & Intensives
Relational therapy and intensives transcend the usual. Couples are empowered and taught new skills to create a loving and warm relationship, which also benefits their children. Intensives give couples the time needed to build emotional safety through full self expression and deep listening. It is also an efficient model that helps couples link problematic interactions to childhood and adult adaptations and dissolve the replication these interactions and work together to heal each other through conscious connection.
This exciting, introductory workshop based in Imago therapy & other relational modalities bring couples together so they can take in this universe of relationship repair possibilities. Partners get on the road of developing a more broad-based relational skills, trust in inner awareness and move each other in a much kinder direction when you get stuck in arguing and plain old terrible listening.
Research shows that children who suffer most are those whose parents divorce and then carry on the battle for years through legal challenges, arguments and refusing to cooperate with judge's orders. The chaos and strain that divorce puts on parents makes it difficult to be available and provide the security for their children. This 2-Day intensive will help couples separating or divorcing step beyond the power struggle & automatic reactive, hostile, hurtful behaviors and into intentional safe and healing communication & behavior.
Relational Skills Training
It’s easy to think that relationships are about luck or finding the right person. Love is not the least bit random or illogical but a wise recipe for survival and our most basic instinct. So to be successful in relationships today you need the right guidance and the proper tools to handle your attachment needs and fears, as well as mature insight into the link between sex and emotional bonding. This program offers the tools to help single individuals understand what is going on in relationships and introduces them to a whole new way of life.
The “victim” and “perpetrator” produces a kind of stasis of it's own, so we don't start there because no amount of blaming and explaining that can melt this rupture. It's only when partners know what it was like being robbed of trust and the relationship can never become so disconnected, allowing another to enter their sacred space and recognize the necessity of a different experience. The 2-Day Intensive is set up to offer partners a new paradigm shift in their relationship. This process restores connection by helping couples understand the meaning of the affair and dissolve the deeper issues that created the rupture that fueled an affair.
Couples' Circle is a place where couples share space and time with other couples who are also making changes in their marriage and who are willing to be honest about it. The Couples Circle allows partners to get a better perspective on themselves and ultimately bring about enduring relational change.
Women's Transformational Group
#1 for Women in Rhode Island. This sacred-experiential therapy group has been in existence for 30 years. Previous participants say it is like nothing like they have ever experienced before. The Women's Transformation group is a 12-week group for women, focusing on honoring our journeys, sharing stories and shining the light on the space between our sexuality and spirituality. One of the key interventions is examining the "sacred space between being a doormat and being a bitch." This group is offered in the Fall & Spring.
The average marriage in the U.S. currently lasts around 7.5 years. Individuals spend many hours and thousands of dollars planning for their wedding and forget to plan for the marriage. The Imago Start Right Stay Connected (SRSC) premarital program prepares individuals preparing for marriage to get the knowledge and skills to navigate the journey of marriage.