Couples Intensives in Denver – Wash Park
Couples Intensives are “marathon” sessions. They can be scheduled in half day, one day, or two day formats. Intensives are designed to provide a highly focused therapeutic experience in a private and safe environment, allowing couples the time and space to dive deeply into their most challenging issues, along with the intensity needed to bring about the change in a short period of time. Couples Intensives can be done as standalone treatment (one or two day lengths are recommended for this option), or in conjunction with ongoing hourly sessions (half day or one day lengths are recommended for this option).
Couples Intensives are Designed for:
- Busy couples who struggle to find time for weekly sessions
- Couples wanting to make changes quickly (A Two Day Intensive is the equivalent of 3 months worth of weekly sessions.)
- Couples considering divorce or separation
- Couples in crisis due to infidelity, trauma or major life transitions
- Couples in repetitive cycles of conflict, blame and resentment
- Couples wanting more emotional or sexual intimacy
- Couples who have had minimal results with previous couples therapy
Couples Counseling – Online for all Colorado & Arizona residents, or in person in Denver, near Wash Park
Often a third party can be helpful in supporting couples to get through their stuck places (all couples have these, some are more painful than others). I work specifically with couples who are committed to their relationship and have recognized a need to make changes. I help couples make these desired changes by increasing their understanding of each other’s perspectives, improving communication, identifying their strengths as a couple, and building on those strengths to create new ways of interacting that serve them better.
Counseling for Couples Considering Divorce – Online for all Colorado & Arizona residents, or in person in Denver, near Wash Park
If you or your spouse are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path, you are in a tough spot. Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage.
Discernment Counseling is a new way of helping couples where one person is “leaning out” of the relationship—and not sure that regular marriage counseling would help–and the other is “leaning in”—that is, interested in rebuilding the marriage.
In our work together, my role is to help you decide whether to try to restore your marriage to health, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later.
The goal is for you to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future.
The goal is not to solve your marital problems but to see if they are solvable. You will each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you are feeling about your marriage at the moment. No bad guys or good guys.
You will come in as a couple but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with the counselor. Why? Because you are starting out in different places.
The counselor respects your reasons for divorce while trying to open up the possibility of restoring the marriage to health.
The counselor emphasizes the importance of each of you seeing your own contributions to the problems and the possible solutions. This will be useful in future relationships even if this one ends.
Number of Sessions: A maximum of five counseling sessions. The first session is usually two hours and the subsequent are 1.5 or 2 hours.
Discernment Counseling is not Suited for these situations:
• When one spouse has already made a final decision to divorce • When one spouse is coercing the other to participate
• When there is danger of domestic violence
Women’s Counseling Online for all Colorado & Arizona residents, or in person in Denver – Wash Park
For every woman, no matter what age, there are times when extra support is essential. Therapy is a gift you can give yourself during these times. In therapy, we may talk about life transitions, relationships, depression, anxiety, pressure, disappointment, addiction, body image, sexuality, pregnancy, grief, loss, hopes and dreams… no topics are off limits and I will always support you in going where you need to go during our time together. You deserve support for whatever it is you are working through.
Tele/Online therapy for All Colorado & Arizona Residents
I offer teletherapy sessions via phone or video chat (using HIPAA compliant software) for Colorado & Arizona residents. We can schedule sessions at times that are most convenient for you, such as during your commute to work or on a lunch break. For couples, you can be together in the same place or joining the session from two different locations, whatever works better for you. This option is working well for many people right now as we do our best to stay safe and still access support! Please feel free to reach out with any questions you have about this option!