Some people may feel that you go to couples therapy to "air out your dirty laundry". Others may feel that you go to couples therapy only when there is some sort of conflict or something wrong with the relationship. I disagree with this view. I believe that you should go to couples therapy to determine the health of your relationship. In my experience, the health of a relationship is determined by how effective it is with respect to the 4 C's - communication, connection, conflict, and commitment.
Relationships require work and time. Couples therapy is a place that is dedicated for that. I offer a direct, collaborative, goal-oriented, and structured approach which often involves the following, but is not limited to:
1. Establishing the context in which the relationship was formed and is maintained.
2. Unpacking and uncovering recurring patterns.
3. Negotiating emotional needs and expectations.
4. Forming agreements and practicing tailor-made exercises to have a new way of being with each other.
Issues and concerns that I have experience with include:
Unmet emotional needs
Infidelity or a betrayal of trust
Intercultural relationship conflict including interracial and inter religious relationship conflict
Issues with in-laws and joint family systems
Sessions are 60-minutes long.