At Lori Gill Psychotherapy we have been offering couples therapy for over 15 years. We use an attachment focused approach and seek to identify and work through past experiences which are often impacting present day relationships. We work both individually and conjointly to allow us to work through marital challenges to build awareness of needs, compassionate communication, conflict resolution skills and to increase overall interpersonal skills.
We all have underlying needs, the challenge is most of us don't know what our needs are or how to communicate these. Many of us also don't know how to meet the needs of others (or even recognize that their needs are often different than ours). Having healthy relationships often start with knowing ourselves and being able to meet our own needs and express our needs to others in an effective way. When we know what we need and can express what we need this increases the likelihood that our needs will be met in the manner we desire.
Healthy relationships also require effort, awareness, and connection. Part of the role of the therapist is to help each of you to discover who you are as an individuals and as a couple, what your strengths and growth needs are, and how to bring about effective changes to allow your relationship to grow in a way that enhances your relationship.