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Welcome to my website. I’m a marriage friendly clinical psychologist who specializes in helping couples. If you are seeking help for your relationship, you are probably in some kind of pain right now. Perhaps you are feeling one of the following ways:

§  I feel hurt and angry because my trust has been betrayed.

§  We are not yet married, and we can’t seem to make a real commitment to each other.

§  We keep arguing and we don’t seem to ever resolve the problems.

§  I don’t think my partner really cares about me.

§  Maybe I chose the wrong person to marry.

§  My marriage has turned out to be rather disappointing and empty somehow.

Whatever the cause of the pain in your relationship, you may have tried many things to make it better, but nothing has worked very well for long. You may be feeling tired and discouraged, wondering “If I’m with the right partner for me, should it really be this hard?” You may even be questioning your basic commitment to your partner, though it may raise guilt and mixed feelings for you when thinking about leaving.

If so, you have come to the right place. My job is to relieve the pain caused by your relationship conflicts by teaching you and your partner how to talk out your problems in a safe and constructive way, so that you can resolve your issues and get past them instead of just fighting the same old fights over and over again. I am a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. I have found this approach to helping couples, which I have used successfully since 1991, to be much more effective than any other approach I have ever used—and I’ve been working with couples for over 35 years. When both partners really make a commitment to work on their relationship using this approach, their success has been quite impressive to me, even when the initial problems were quite severe. It may just be the way for you, too.

When couples have been in Imago therapy for even a short period of time, they begin to make changes that result in happier, more satisfying relationships:

·    They learn ways to talk with each other calmly about even very loaded, sensitive topics.

·    They rediscover why they fell in love with each other to begin with.

·    They learn how to bring a caring, loving attitude to their problem-solving, an attitude that helps both partners finally feel deeply understood.

·    Perhaps for the first time, they learn how the other person really feels about them and about the issues that are blocking them from feeling and expressing their love for each other.

·    They learn about their own “baggage”—areas of emotional sensitivity from the past—and about their partner’s “baggage,” and they see how these things fit together. For instance, they learn that often, the defensive behaviors that they use to deal with their own pain step on the areas of the most painful vulnerability their partner has.

·    And they learn what to do about this—how to change from defensiveness to open, honest discovery of the real roots of the problems, and how to uncover solutions that really work for both of them.

·    Their hard work here pays off in real safety and intimacy with each other, both emotionally and physically. They enjoy each other’s company again—when a conflict comes up, they can resolve it quickly and safely, and then go back to enjoying each other again.

 

Are some of these results what you have been searching for? Would you like to set up an initial meeting for you and your partner to sit down with me together and see how this could work for you? Or maybe you would prefer a free 15-minute phone consultation to see what would be the best next step for you. If any of these options are for you, you can contact me by clicking here to send me a message and set up either your first visit with me as a couple or your free phone consultation. I am ready to help you.

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