Couples Therapy in Oakland

“There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.”

― Mark Twain

Couples Therapy

A Compassionate Approach to Couples Therapy

I have a compassionate approach to couples work that draws heavily from Emotionally Focused Therapy. Having a collaborative, curious, and emotionally attuned way of connecting to both partners is key to creating change, both within each person and in the “in-between” space that is the relationship. I believe it is also important to address past traumas, especially those related to attachment needs. These may include such things as not having a consistent safe caregiver to turn to as a child, being abandoned, or having to prematurely care for a parent as a child. It is also important for each partner to feel heard, seen, and accepted. As a therapist, I help couples to bring more vulnerable emotions to the surface and explore new ways of interacting.

The work can be intense, but also very rewarding, as your relationship grows into a source of strength and support for both of you.

A Welcoming Space for Diverse Couples

I work with couples of all races, genders, and sexual orientations. No matter how you identify, I have experience with a broad range of relationship types. I support couples who are married or unmarried, as well as those searching for clarity about whether to stay together or part ways. I also support couples where one or both partners are neurodivergent, on the Autism Spectrum, or have some form of disability. All are welcome.

Take the Next Step and Schedule Your First Session

If you would like to explore couples therapy, please contact me at (415) 341-4905 or [email protected] to schedule your first therapy session. I look forward to talking with you about your particular situation and seeing if we might be a good fit.