Do you feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you?
Are you and your partner arguing too much?
Are you feeling disconnected and distant from each other?
Do you want to be in a counseling environment that is inclusive and affirming of differences regarding sexual and gender identity and fluidity, relationship composition, class, race or religion?
Relationship counseling is a brave step to take in the life of a partnership. It can feel challenging, overwhelming and also a relief when partners agree to face their issues together by seeking support from a therapist.
As your counselor, I will collaborate with you and your partner to help create a dynamic, safe, and comfortable therapeutic setting for you both to address your concerns. I will listen carefully to each of your assessments about your relationship’s problems and needs. I will encourage you and your partner to envision together the kind of relationship you want and help you resolve the issues that are interfering with your vision.
Benefits of relationship counseling
Relationship therapy truly can help resolve problems, build long-lasting emotional intimacy, increase clearer communication, and strengthen your relationship bond.
Learn skills to:
- Talk and listen to each other
- Increase mutual understanding
- Balance individual and relationship needs
- Increase affection and sexual connection
- Work through situations that have caused pain
- Strengthen trust, mutuality and security
I am committed to helping you learn how to talk, argue and listen to each other with loving kindness, respect, unity and openness.
I offer relationship counseling to same-sex spouses, straight couples, and partners who are in open, polyamorous or monogamous relationships, and to folks who are LGBTQIA, cisgender and heterosexual.
I am affirming of varied sexual activities and interests (i.e., BDSM, Kink, fetish) that may occur between consenting adults and welcome any sexual discussion that could be helpful to the relationship counseling process
See my What to Expect in Relationship Counseling with Irene as Your Therapist: Issues, Process & FAQ (PDF) for more detailed information about my relationship counseling services.
I offer relationship workshops two times a year.
Download the poster of the upcoming workshop called:
Balancing the Needs of You, Me, and Us (PDF)
To learn about the individual and relationship, group and training services offered by Irene, schedule your complimentary 30 minute consultation.