An intimate relationship is often the most powerful vehicle that most of us have for waking up . . . Luckily, intimacy is going to give us exactly what we need to work on in order to relax our refusal to be fully present - to relax into expansive awareness and openheartedness.
~Bruce Tift, Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation.
As a PACT-certified couples therapist, I am passionate about working with attachment theory, arousal regulation, and developmental neuroscience to assist couples in becoming more secure in their functioning. This is a very effective, highly interactive, and collaborative process that supports couples in developing a better understanding of each other and leads to healthier, more fulfilling, and satisfying relationships.
Through the intimate process of PACT, you explore who you are as individuals in relationship to each other. By working directly with both the conflicts based in habituated actions and strengths of your relationship, we can find a path of lower stress, more effective support of each other, clearer boundaries, and a healthier, more satisfying, and sustainable way of being together.
PACT sessions are usually two hours in length and sometimes can be longer. This is due to the depth and effectiveness of the work. I start with an initial two hour intake session.