For over four years, I have been a relationship therapist for couples and dyads. As a couple / dyadic therapist, I am renowned for my empathy, warmth and acceptance, qualities which allow me to effectively understand the needs of my clients. I take time to truly listen to my clients and answer any questions they may have before commencing the therapeutic process.
What is the process?
Sessions are one hour. Generally, I suggest eight to ten weekly sessions to begin. Afterwards, sessions can either be weekly or bi-monthly. There are alternate schedules which may be discussed beforehand.
How do I prepare for the first session?
The first session and sometimes the second is dedicated to formulating goals and objectives. If you are commencing couple’s / dyadic therapy, it is of great benefit to reflect upon what you wish to accomplish in therapy. Here are a few examples of objectives:
- I would like for there to be more respect in our relationship.
- I would like communication to improve.
- I would like to learn how to manage my insecurity so that my questions are less invasive.
- I would like to be trusted.
Afterwards, following the first one or two sessions, I will help you explore your objectives in-depth and help make them readily attainable.
What happens during a session?
One of the objectives of the therapeutic process is to learn authentic communication. During the session, each individual is given alternate turns to express themselves in the most responsible way possible and they can be assured of my guidance to help them achieve this. The goal is to avoid perpetuating ineffective patterns of communication which are often the cause of conflict within the couple or dyad.
The goal of couple’s/dyadic therapy is to develop effective and loving communication which in turn creates intimacy because the relationship becomes more satisfying for each person. This does not guarantee there will not be future conflict however the therapeutic process will provide concrete and effective tools to resolve conflict in a mutually beneficial manner. If you are reading this, it is my hope to encourage you to engage in this process, which may not be easy but will evoke lasting, beneficial change in your life and relationship.