Couples / Partners


"Relationships are about security. Humans require relationships to thrive".

-Kathryn Krug 





The first sessions:

  1. Get to know you and your partner / spouse. Identify what is happening and what you can expect from counseling.
  2. Start to define your relationship terms and communicate effectively
  3. Set up a plan together and start incorporating meaningful private time
  4. You will start working together again toward common desires


Counseling SDC Relationship Philosophy 

You would think it would be easy to tell someone you love what you want and need. BUT IT IS NOT. Sometimes, even with the best intentions, we leave things up in the air and don’t communicate as effectively as we would like. We can also demonstrate our worst behaviors without thinking twice when we had no intention of acting that way. Fortunately, relationships are not meant to be stamped out on day one and fit into that mold forever. Relationships are living objects and can become a representation of the effects of our internal wounds. Relationships are constantly growing and renewing to match the needs of its participants and the environment surrounding them. Relationships (including families) should be sources of support, feedback and strength.

At Counseling SDC, we work with you and your partner to identify systemic, traumatic and rupture history still present in the relationship. Dive into the mechanics of what is happening and address roots through PACT and psychodynamic approaches. Couples and relationship counseling is not about blame or never ending discussions with difficult questions. Counseling is best through experience and interaction. Address things in sessions and directly translate those discoveries into real-world results you can feel. You and your partner are the experts on your relationship. We are not here to re-define your love or to make suggestions about who you should love. We are here to make sure you have SUCCESS at love.

Reduce and eradicate cyclical arguing

Make decisions that work

Identify and build relationship strengths

Bridge cultural, spiritual or value differences

Stress Management

Conflict Resolution


Treatment Modalities include:




Attachment Theory