If your relationship is in trouble, and you long for a closer, more intimate connection, couples counseling can help. 

Couples who come to me often say they feel stuck, have trouble communicating, and seem to have the same fight over and over again. They both feel upset and angry, like their  partner does not hear, understand or even care about them. 

They become increasingly reactive to one another. Things go from bad to worse, and the arguments become more frequent and predictable. A negative cycle has become entrenched.

I work with couples to change these patterns using a mode of therapy called “Emotionally Focused Therapy” or EFT. EFT is a research-based therapy for couples and is effective in reducing conflict, changing old patterns, and increasing a sense of connection. It cuts to the heart of the problem, and most couples find their relationship begins to change within a few sessions.

Using EFT, couples address not just their issues, but the underlying emotions that drive the negative cycle.  Our work together is to change this cycle, improve communication,  creating more safety and intimacy, and ultimately a more authentic and satisfying relationship.

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I offer all prospective clients a free initial telephone consultation.  l will listen to what’s going on in your life and relationship, and will answer any questions. We can talk about whether or not we would be a good fit and you can decide if you want to schedule an appointment and get to work. 

 

If I cannot help you, I may be able to give you other options or referrals that are likely to be of help. 

 

Phone: 503-225-0319

email:  loralee@loraleenewman.com