Learn to talk more,
and fight less.
For relationships that matter...
let's help you stay connected.
You and your partner feel like you're living separate lives. You've drifted apart. You feel lonely even when your partner is right beside you. When you fight, you push to get your partner's attention; your partner shuts down. You wonder if your partner even cares about you. When you aren't arguing, you feel distant and alone.
You want to feel close to your partner again. You want intimacy. You want to enjoy your time together, like when you first got together. You want a sense that you can rely on each other.
I can be your guide.
Rebuilding trust and intimacy is an essential step. Challenges are inherent to each relationship, yet each partner has unique strengths that can enhance the relationship once the connection is restored.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy consist of well-tested interventions designed to reduce the likelihood of infidelity, breakup, and divorce. In addition to these time-tested methods, I bring warmth, humor, and compassion to the therapeutic process. I look forward to helping you reconnect.
How often do we meet?
How long is each session?
What are your rates?
Is therapy worth the cost?
That depends! For many, yes. For some, no. Ultimately, that’s a question only you can answer for yourself.
Will couples therapy be reimbursed by my insurance company?
Couples therapy is not typically covered by insurance companies.
Do you accept insurance?
What payment methods do you accept?
What if I need to reschedule?
No problem. If you cancel or reschedule your session with at least 48 hours’ notice, there is no fee. If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your scheduled time, or if you do not show for your scheduled appointment, you will be charged the rate of your scheduled session. If it's a true emergency, that's a different story.
Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
Do you work with individuals?
Do you work with kids or families?
How do I start working with you?
Do you offer online therapy?
What technology do I need for online therapy?
You will need a few things to ensure our online sessions are successful:
Is online therapy effective?
What if I'm not sure if I should stay in a relationship?
If you're unsure about your commitment level, or if you're not sure that therapy can help your relationship, couples therapy may not be the best fit for you at this time. If you or your partner are contemplating separation, Discernment Counseling may be a better fit for you. Regardless, I can provide a phone consultation to help you explore the options available to you, so you can receive the appropriate support.
Will you push your religious beliefs on me?
No. I will never push an agenda on you or make you uncomfortable with faith-based remarks that you don't yourself bring to the table. I respect you and your worldview. As a therapist, I use clinical, evidence-based interventions that are compatible with diverse belief systems.
Will you respect my religious or spiritual beliefs?
Yes! As a therapist, my role is to incorporate your worldview into the therapy process. I will not judge you or your beliefs. Although I am not trained in any type of pastoral counseling, we will do our best to incorporate your belief system into our work together.
Do you work with same-sex couples?
Yes! My mission is to help couples heal and strengthen their relationship, whether they identify as LGBTQIA or not. This is a safe place.
Are you sex-positive, kink-friendly?
Yes! I support people’s right to sexual expression in whatever way they choose, so long as it's consensual. This is a safe place.
What if my partner won't come to couples therapy?
You have a few options, depending on the reason your partner is not interested in joining you for couples therapy. If your partner is ambivalent about the relationship and is considering separation, you may be a good fit for Discernment Counseling. If your partner is considering separation and they are unwilling to do Discernment Counseling, and you want to save your relationship, you may be a good fit for Hopeful Spouse Counseling. If your partner is simply unsure about the need for couples therapy or if they are uncomfortable with the idea, you can see if they are willing to do a phone consultation. You can also explore seeing someone for individual therapy to make changes on your own, which may inspire your partner to join you for couples therapy. Regardless, I am happy to provide a phone consultation to help you explore your options.
How do I know if you're the right therapist for me?
How long will I be in couples therapy?
Therapy length depends on your goals and the complexity of your case. Some prefer to address short-term goals over the course of 3-6 months; others have more complex needs that require more time (6 months or more).
Will you encourage us to divorce or separate?
No. During couples therapy, the assumption is that you both want to work on your relationship, so my stance will be to support you in doing that. It's not a 'compatability test'.
As an outpatient service provider, I am not equipped to offer crisis-oriented care.
If you are ever in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at
1-800-273-8255. Your call will be routed to the crisis center nearest you. If you are experiencing an
emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
In response to COVID-19, I currently conduct all my sessions through a secure, HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing platform that you can access from the convenience of your home using your computer, tablet, or smart phone. I am happy to guide you through the process.
To schedule a time for us to talk further, click Get Started for a free, 20-minute phone consultation. In order to make sure it's a good fit, I'll ask a few questions about your background and your goals, you can ask questions of me, and we can also talk through logistics. If it's a good fit, I'll get you scheduled as soon as possible so you can get started. If it's not a good fit, I'll make sure to point you in the right direction.
Office Hours (by appointment only):
Monday: 11 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 2 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
405 Pettigru Street
Greenville, SC 29601