Couples counseling

Discord with your partner can be extremely distressing. Ann’s hope is for each person to feel accepted, supported and heard. Ann and the couple will jointly identify the goals of couples counseling. Often times, these include your relationship goals or improving specific skills and ways of being with one another that might enhance the relationship. Ann has received training in the Gottman Method for Couples Counseling. Drs. John & Julie Gottman are renowned in the field of Couples Counseling.

Common areas of Couples Counseling:

  • Managing Financial and Everyday Life Stress
  • Intimacy and Sex
  • Positive Communication and Affection
  • Infertility
  • Transition to Parenting
  • Life Goals as a Couple

What to expect in Couples Counseling:

During your first meeting, you will discuss your history as a couple and what brings you to couples counseling. Ann will provide you each with written questionnaires to complete before your second appointment. These questionnaires provide a chance for you to reflect on your relationship and for Ann to get to know you better.  In the second week and third week, you will have an opportunity to provide additional background information and collaboratively set goals for couples counseling.  The first 3 meetings typically last 1 hour, 15 minutes.  The subsequent meetings are typically 50 minutes.  The length of Couples Counseling varies according to the couples’ situation and goals.

Couples therapy is typically not covered by insurance.  Please call or email Ann to discuss fees and scheduling of Couples Counseling.  Reach out to get your relationship the help it deserves!