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Couples Therapy

Your relationship, or marriage, may be in trouble if it involves negative interactions more often than positive ones. John Gottman, Ph.D., a world famous marriage researcher, has spent twenty years studying thousands of relationships. He found people in happy relationships report five times more positive experiences with each other than they do negative ones.

Gottman found that after a fight or disagreement, happy couples repair the break and go on rather than stay in the anger and hurt. He named defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling as the biggest culprits in creating misery in relationships. He also found that expressing contempt towards a partner is a strong indicator that a relationship is in serious trouble and will likely end. Please take these symptoms seriously if they are present in your relationship.

Carol speaks Left AND Right Brain, which means she’s like a universal translator for couples. She was able to understand and speak to both sides and create a safe space and common ground for open and honest communication.

RichardPortland, OR

Is your relationship in trouble?

Your relationship might be needing couples therapy if you struggle with:

Feelings of depression or anxiety

Arguing in circles with your partner

Stonewalling or gaslighting

Regular fits of rage or anger

Withdrawing from your relationship

Passive aggressive responses

Together, we can address your concerns. Let me help you be the best you can be in relationship to yourself and others through interactive relationship therapy.