Have you been asking yourself:
- Where did it all go wrong?
- How has a relationship that once brought me so much joy causing me so much pain?
- Will we ever stop being angry? Mistrusting? Disdainful?
- Can I live feeling this disconnected from my partner for much longer?
- Did this happen because we had kids? Is it our jobs?
- When did we start crossing the line? How could we say such hurtful things to each other?
- Will I ever forgive them?
We will help you:
- Feel heard, perhaps for the first time, about the pain you are experiencing.
- Speak so that you are listened to.
- Have conversations that matter and move your lives forward.
- Learn tools that you can use at home so that you don’t need to work with a therapist forever.
- Come up with solutions to solvable problems.
- Improve emotional and sexual intimacy.
- Strengthen commitment and trust.
- Develop life goals
- Rebuild your friendship
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.
What is Couples Counseling/ Marriage Counseling?
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
- Affair Recovery Group Intensive
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 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 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.
Emma Carpenter is a relationship therapist supporting millennial couples improve their relationships. She is passionate about helping people to create relationships that encourage respect, positivity, growth, and intimacy. She is especially skilled at supporting couples that are still dating and navigating what to do next, engaged couples, and the recently married.
A Better Life Therapy offers Couples Therapy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania