When couples come in for counseling, they're often stuck in a negative pattern impeding feelings of connection. This cycle may stem from a variety of sources, including communication challenges, infidelity, substance use, unresolved hurts, and everyday stress. Couples therapy can be especially helpful in identifying obstacles and creating a safe space to share previously unexpressed emotions and fears.

When partners pause to explore the patterns interfering with closeness and trust, it's possible to rebuild emotional intimacy and rediscover mutual respect, appreciation, empathy, and a deep understanding for your loved one. I see couples who are married, partnered, or dating, and welcome couples of any sexual orientation or marital status.

© 2016 by Paige Pires de Almeida, MFTI