Couples Therapy

If you have come to this page, maybe you’re just curious about couple’s therapy. You might have a good relationship and are hoping to make it exceptional. 

However, if you are like most of us, you are seeking counseling because you feel that your marriage is not in a good place. 

You are having a hard time finding your way back. 

The Problem

Your relationship is unfulfilling. Almost every conversation turns into a fight.

 You struggle to be intimate. You don’t feel connected. Your sex life isn’t the same as it used to be.

 You don’t trust each other. Your priorities are not aligned. 

Perhaps there has been betrayal and you fear that nothing will ever be the same. 

You don’t feel loved, appreciated, supported or heard.

Other stressors just add to the mix making you feel hopeless. The kids, finances, work stress and household chores.  

Oh, and don’t forget about the extended family! 

How will you navigate all these things when you can’t even talk to each other?

 

There's Hope

That’s where I come in! 

Let me help you figure out the tools and skills you need to build the marriage you want. 

We want the good times to outweigh the bad. 

A marriage in which the foundation is strong enough to withstand the stressors of everyday life. 

A partnership in which you feel safe and loved. Where you make time for each other. 

Learn about each other’s wants, desires, passions and dreams. 

Go from “me-ness” to “we-ness”, from “me, my, mine” to “us, we, ours”. 

To create a shared vision of the future, to plan for it and to work towards it. 

Don’t wait any longer. 

Working on your marriage is an investment that you will see pay out in all areas of your life. 

Couples Therapy Overview

I use the Gottman Method in my work with couples. Here is an outline of how therapy is typically structured:

Assessment Phase→ Treatment Phase: Weekly Sessions→Discharge

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Assessment

1. Joint Intake Session

This is where I learn about your relationship. What is going on, what is the history of your relationship, the good and the not so good. We discuss your goals and priorities as a couple. 

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Assessment

2. Online Questionnaires

The next step is to do the Gottman Relationship Checkup. This is an online questionnaire that each partner fills out individually and confidentially. 

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Assessment

3. Individual Session

At this stage, I will meet with each partner individually to gather more information about your own individual histories and learn how it may impact your relationship.

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Treatment Planning

4. Feedback & Goals

After a complete and thorough assessment, I will have an “x-ray” of your relationship. I will share my findings with you and outline strengths and areas for improvement. We will collaborate to set goals that are important to you and get to work!

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The Good Stuff

5. Skills and Tools

With your goals in mind, we will begin to learn new skills and tools to help improve intimacy, communication, conflict management, rituals for connection, trust & commitment, increasing passion & romance and so much more.    

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Discharge

6. Relapse Prevention

My goal in working with you is for you to learn ways to connect and communicate with each other and no longer need me! When the time is right we will start spacing out sessions, talk about relapse prevention and prepare for discharge. 

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Contact

  • Phone: (213) 373-4877
  • Online Therapy: California Residents
  • Email: lmft.euniceestrada@gmail.com
  • Mon - Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm
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