Couples Counseling

About Couples Counseling

Most couples want to feel loved, safe, and secure in their relationship. They want to feel connected and bonded to each other in a more deeply satisfying way. Life can be very stressful and a healthy, happy, and loving relationship can assist in getting through life's challenges.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

I utilize Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and have advanced training in EFT. EFT is different from the typical couples' therapy. A structured approach, EFT was developed by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s. It is grounded in research and it works! Research studies have found that 70%-75% of couples undergoing EFT find that they can move from distress to recovery, and 90% show great improvement in their relationship. Their recovery is long standing. Some of the best counseling tools can be found by utilizing Dr. Sue Johnson's work. A more complete description of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy can be found at:

Couples Therapy

A Fresh Start - A Healthier Relationship
  • When To Get Relationship Help Or Counseling

    When it feels like there is a breakdown in communication, ways of relating, when there has been infidelity, when there is a lack of intimacy or loss of feelings of love, are all good times to seek marriage counseling. Or if you just want to grow a healthy relationship in a more lasting way, or find deeper ways to connect, for these reasons it is a great time to seek counseling.

  • What Is The Success Rate of Doing Counseling?

    Research studies have found that 70%-75% of couples undergoing EFT find that they can move from distress to recovery, and 90% show great improvement in their relationship. Their recovery is long standing.

  • Is Couples Counseling Covered By My Health Insurance?

    I am considered an out-of-network provider. I can provide you with a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. I do not bill your insurance directly.

Failing Relationships

How To Fix a Failing Relationship

In many cases, meeting with a professional counselor, such as with myself, is a great way to address relationship concerns. As your counselor, I'm committed to you and will "roll up my sleeves" along with you to help you find your way back to one another and help you each fulfill your deepest and greatest needs and wants in your relationship. Again, the goal is not to seek out the "bad guy" between the two of you, but to help you identify how to replace unhealthy relating patterns into new and healthy bonding interactions with one another. Scottsdale couples counseling can help fix any failing relationship.

What To Expect From Couples Counseling &
What Happens In Couples Counseling

I typically meet with you together for the first session. After our initial meeting, I like to meet one-on-one with each of you so I can get to know you better on an individual basis. After these sessions, we meet together again, as a couple, where I begin to help you identify the "unhealthy relating patterns" you fall into. In other words, each couple has a favorite "dance" and my job, along with your help, is to help you discover this unhealthy pattern and help you find your way back to relating and connecting in a healthy and deeply satisfying way. Don't wait to make an appointment with your go-to couples counselor in Scottsdale.

How To Prepare For Couples Counseling With Your Partner

Sometimes clients feel nervous about counseling. As your therapist, I will work hard to make you feel comfortable. I strive to create a safe place so that my clients can explore past hurts, present difficulties and future endeavors and reach their goals for counseling. I will guide each of you as the three of us work hard to get your relationship to a place where you want it to be. I count it an honor and privilege to work with couples who are oftentimes in a very vulnerable position when they seek counseling. I look forward to working with you. Please call me at 602.399.4699 for a private and confidential discussion about how I can meet your counseling needs in Scottsdale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area and beyond. Reach out to me for couples counseling in Scottsdale and the Phoenix area.

Premarital Counseling

Congratulations on your decision to marry! Preparing for a marriage can be both an exciting and sometimes stressful time. Many couples spend more time planning a wedding than preparing for a healthy and deeply satisfying marriage. A marriage is for a lifetime and the time and energy you spend in preparation for your commitment and future is just as important and if not more than time spent planning your wedding celebration. Premarital counseling will help you address your strengths and areas for growth in your relationship. If you are planning a wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona or beyond, I can provide both in person premarital counseling or counseling via Skype or Facetime. The sessions can be done in a condensed weekend or over the course of weeks. I look forward to meeting your premarital counseling needs. I'm your go-to counselor for couples counseling Scottsdale AZ.

Relationship Counseling Classes in Scottsdale, Arizona and Beyond

I provide relationship classes or condensed weekend retreats utilizing the "Hold Me Tight" curriculum created by Dr. Sue Johnson. As I guide you through a series of 7 "powerful conversations" as shared in Sue Johnson's book, Hold Me Tight, I can help you discover your relationship strengths and areas of suggested growth that will assist you in having a deeply satisfying marriage. I believe Dr. Sue Johnson's curriculum can provide some of the best premarital counseling tools available to couples deciding to marry.

Are you ready to discover the best couples counseling Scottsdale? As a couples counseler, I provide relationship counseling, premarital counseling, and relationship classes in Scottsdale that is afforable to anyone. That's why I'm known to have the best couples therapy in Scottsdale and the Phoenix area.

Ready To Start?

If you are ready to address relationship concerns, counseling may be beneficial. 1st Call is always 100% FREE!