Couples & Marriage Counseling
Taking that first step towards couples counseling
or marriage counseling
is a big one. Establishing a good relationship with a couple’s counselor is equally important. As you begin the journey you’ll need someone who believes in your relationship every time you enter their office, who has the experience to guide you through the process, and who provides a warm and welcoming space to begin the process of discovering the factors which make up your relationship. Relationship counseling of any type, couples, marriage, LGBTQ
, or other constellations is a team effort and, in the end, what’s important isn’t so much about the nature of your problems as it is about your motivation to change.
Suzanne offers Intensive Therapy Sessions
rather than traditional hourly sessions. These special "Intensive" sessions are highly effective and gradually replacing standard sessions among many relationship therapists. Click Here
to learn how these Intensive Sessions could benefit you.
Suzanne Pratt, LCSW, PC - Certified Gottman Method Therapist
When it comes to couples counseling there are hundreds of good and compelling approaches to choose from, but the approaches I prefer to use are based on decades of solid scientific research. My counseling methods
include The Gottman Method
and Emotionally Focused Therapy
(EFT). Sometimes EMDR
can be used as well, especially helpful when one of you would like additional help in moving past a trauma or is experiencing difficulty feeling secure enough to gain the most benefit from the counseling sessions.
Couples counseling is the primary focus of my work and has two main goals:
- Helping you identify and move away from destructive conflict and into productive, even enjoyable dialogue about the differences the two of you bring to your relationship.
- Helping you both to increase the sense of bondedness between you in your relationship.