Couples Therapy

Your task is not to seek for love, 
but merely to seek and find 
all the barriers 
within yourself 
that you have built against it. 
-Rumi

I love working with couples. I work experientially and practically, so that you and your partner take away from each session: 

  • a more deeply felt sense of what each of you needs in a way that allows dignity, fulfillment and good boundaries for both of you 
  • a practiced way of expressing your needs that each of you can hear and understand 
  • a kind and accurate consciousness of old patterns—the old "dance".... 
  • ....and a lived, practiced sense of new, nourishing ways of being
  • wholesome ways to support one another with mindfulness and presence in the "here and now" 
  • a lively and deepening sense of connection  

Common Issues:

  • Communication
  • Power Struggles
  • Conflicts During Stressful Times
  • Money
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Infidelity
  • Illness
  • The Strain of Grief, Anxiety, Depression on a Relationship
  • Transitions

Life has hard times and when we go through them we find they are necessary in order to really grow and expand beyond what we could have imagined before. This is “breaking the shell that contains you” which Kahlil Gibran speaks of. 

During sessions we not only identify needs, aches, longings, and joy, but I help you and your partner practice in the session a take-away sense of mastery in ease of communication and a deeper connection with yourself and with your beloved.

    Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
    -James Baldwin

    We are the mirror   
    as well as the face in it.   
    We are tasting the taste   
    this minute of eternity.  
    We are pain   
    and what cures pain, both.   
    We are the sweet, cold water  
    and the jar that pours.
    -Rumi 

    Contact Me for a Free 30 Minute Phone Consultation

    Phone 

    415/668-5130

    Office Addresses

    16 Blake Street
    San Francisco, CA 94118

    and

    201 Miller Avenue
    Mill Valley, CA 94941