A Short Guide to Better Understanding Open Relationships

I often wonder what ideas and thoughts come to mind when someone hears the words “open relationship.” I’ve asked around, casually, and I have heard a spectrum of replies. There have been judgmental statements, such as: “clearly they aren’t happy,” and “why would anyone do that, it’s disgusting and that’s [...]

Reflections of a Couples Therapist

Monogamy and Polyamory: Reflections of a Couples Therapist By: Raia Kogan Every week, I sit with a dozen diverse couples, each in a unique expression of intimate partnership. Every couple chooses a slightly different container, a different set of boundaries, expectations, and commitments. Every individual enters romantic relationships with [...]

HeartMath: Couples Therapy Embraces Cutting Edge Technology

Here's the bottom line: HeartMath technology reflects how the heart responds to stress. Conflict in relationship causes untold heartache and pain. According to the World Health Organization, the number one killer in the world is heart disease. It’s no great surprise to know that stress is one of the main [...]

PACT: (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy)

PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) is a type of couples therapy that quickly gets to the heart of what’s happening with conflict and tension in your relationship. What is PACT? Imagine an issue you have with your partner. You are so darn MAD about it and you don’t even [...]

Preparing for Couples Therapy

Couples can allow logistics, work schedules, children, money, and an array of obstacles get in the way of supporting their precious relationship. For most of us, going to couples therapy is a big deal. Couples therapy is quite different from individual therapy in that choosing a topic involves two people [...]

5 Changes to Make Now if You’re Having an Emotional Affair

An emotional affair, even without sex, can be just as detrimental to your relationship’s safety and future. The foundation of a successful partnership is trust—and a betrayal of that trust can derail even the closest relationship. While such betrayals often come in the form of physical affairs, an emotional [...]

Couples counseling FAQ

After having spent years working with hundreds of couples, we know that couples counseling really works. We also know however that when they are considering couples therapy a great many people have concerns and questions they would like answered first. Therefore we would like to address [...]

What to Expect from Marriage Counseling

Are you wondering what to expect from Marriage Counseling? Seeking marital therapy can be an anxiety provoking experience, which is often the reason that many couples avoid going for couple’s therapy. Knowing what to expect from the process and understanding how couple’s therapy sessions work may take some of [...]

How to get the most out of couples counseling

Defensiveness is one of the biggest obstacles to healing in a relationship.   I want to congratulate you for making the decision to attend couples counseling! Your relationship is worth it and by coming to meet with a professional you are making a big step towards making it better. It [...]

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