The overwhelming majority of people participating in therapy get better—usually a lot better. According to Consumer Reports, 9 out of 10 patients report positive benefits and most benefit "substantially." Improvement typically continues after treatment ends.
I completed my training at the University of Michigan and at The Psychological Clinic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My approach is interactive and relational. I work extensively with Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and its emphasis on healing from the get-go and neuroscience, and with Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and its emphasis on attachment and emotion.
It's common for one person to feel uncomfortable about coming into therapy. I'm happy to talk with your partner about their concerns. If it's still uncomfortable, you may want to come in alone and we can chat about your situation. Small changes through individual therapy invite different responses from our partners. This can help a lot in getting things moving in your relationship.
You can expect to feel something different the first time we meet. If that 1st session feels like a good fit, I encourage you to plan on at least 4 additional sessions. The average number of visits typically ranges between 16-24. Throughout this period, you should continue to experience movement. Some folks find that they continue to benefit and enjoy meeting well after this period.
Consider calling for a brief phone consultation at 202-256-4357. I look forward to hearing your story.