“Conflict is an opportunity to learn to love our partner better over time”
Have you found yourself wondering where it all went wrong? Asking yourself how a relationship that once brought you so much joy is now causing you pain? It is incredibly painful to look at the person you want so badly to get along with and feel anger, disdain,mistrust, or completely disconnected. Maybe, over time, your relationship began to fizzle because of the pull of jobs or children. Or, you’ve found yourselves bickering more and more. Saying things you never imagined you would say and then feeling guilty in the aftermath. You might also be experiencing the heart wrenching experience of a betrayal, wondering if you can ever possibly repair the damage that has been done.
Our therapists are trained to help you see the way out. To support you in reconnecting, better managing and reducing conflict, and deciding to trust and find joy in each other again. You might be surprised at what even just one session can do for your relationship.
Partnership is HARD. Putting two people together to provide friendship, romance, and support while also managing families, feelings, homes, finances, jobs, and more is a tall order. It is only natural that you should need support and guidance.
For whatever the issue, if you are concerned about your relationship you have come to the right place. Couples that care enough to attend therapy, already have one important component of a successful relationship – the motivation and drive to work for something so important.
We understand that dissatisfaction in your relationship can be unbearable. We want to help you learn to communicate in healthier ways that will make you better understand each other. We want to help you rebuild a friendship. We want to help you reintegrate intimacy into your lives. Most of all, we want to help you develop the type of relationship that will last long into your future and provide you the feelings of love and stability you deserve.
We hope to hear from you so we can share with you how we think we could help.
Please continue reading below for more information about the services we offer and our therapists.
What is Couples Therapy?
Couples therapy is a type of therapy that requires specialized training by the therapist. During couples therapy, both members of the couple will explore patterns, relational traumas, and family impact to support the couple in understanding the current state of their relationship.Within the context of the relationship history, the therapist will actively support the couple in gaining tools to heal their relationship, get to know each other better, and develop intimacy.
Issues We Treat:
- Communication Issues
- Divorce / Break up / Separation
- Grief & Loss
- Life Transitions (child birth, move, adoption)
- Conflict Resolution
- Effects of addiction
- Sexual Issues
- Relationship “tune up”
Types of Couples Therapy:
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- General Couples Therapy
- Intensive (“Marathon” ) Therapy
- Prepare Enrich Premarital Counseling
Our Couples Therapists:
Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT
Elizabeth is passionate about helping couples learn how to connect, better communicate, and build a future together. Elizabeth believes that most couples can have happy and successful relationships with the right recipe. She helps couples to understand where they are going wrong in their communication while learning new ways of expressing themselves so they can be truly heard. She has a specialized focus in helping couples that own businesses and also couples experiencing crisis situations such as affairs, trauma, or grief. Elizabeth offers weekly counseling or intensive couples therapy over a 2-3 day weekend.
Schedule with Elizabeth – Elizabeth is only taking new clients on limited basis. For more information e-mail her directly at Earnshawmft@gmail.com
Carly McDade, LMFT
Carly will support you in gaining insight into what it is that is causing distress in your relationship. Carly approaches her work with couples using mindfulness techniques as well as her understanding of how systems impact each other. Carly has a specialized focus in working with families with young children.
Lauren Rosner, LCSW
Lauren supports couples in building an understanding of the issues that are causing them pain and discomfort. Lauren is supportive, warm, and takes a relational approach – this means she truly gets to know and understand your story.
Deirdre Cosgrove, LMFT
Deirdre uses her training in family and relationship therapy to support you in better understanding how your relationships might be causing you stress and anxiety and how to manage them in ways that are fulfilling. She will help you to gain insight into how your past might be impacting your future, develop communication skills and coping mechanisms. Deirdre often works with couples that feel “lonely” and is skilled at helping them to reconnect.
Ariel Stern, LPC
Ariel supports couples by helping them to build healthier ways of communicating and tending to their friendship. She has a special focus in helping couples that are currently experiencing a major transition – a move, birth of a baby, new marriage, job, the loss of a loved one, etc.
Schedule with Ariel – Ariel is only taking new clients on a limited basis. For more information e-mail her directly at SternLPC@gmail.com.