At L2t we work with a range of couples, from those who are in crisis to those want to take their relationship to a new level. We work with couples marked by addictions to help them break the addiction cycle and the system that supports the addiction. Through our psychodynamic approach, we acknowledge that each partner brings their own perceptions, beliefs, expectations, family of origin lens, and relationship history to the partnership. We realize that as couples go through different seasons in their relationship they will encounter challenges that impact their communication, intimacy, ability to co-parent, and experience of fulfillment in the relationship. Sorting through both the partner’s and the couple’s needs, disappointments, and goals can be overwhelming, particularly during times of stress. Meeting with a couples’ therapist can empower couples to address their challenges, improve their bond, and experience a more fulfilling relationship.
Our therapist works from a psychodynamic approach and an attachment theory perspective. She uses elements of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Systems Theory to help couples restore and improve their relationship.
Our therapist customizes an approach that meets the couple’s specific needs as well as ensuring that each individual’s needs are addressed. A typical intake includes a couple’s session followed by individual sessions with each partner and then another couple’s session to provide feedback and collaborate with the couple on the best approach to address their concerns. However, sometimes couples only meet together and do not attend in individual sessions with the therapist. Couples who are in crisis may want to do intensive sessions that last longer the typical one-hour session. Half day intensives are available.