Within Driving Distance of Los Gatos, CA
Whether you are in a committed relationship, thinking about getting married, just got married, or have been married for years the same philosophy applies, relationships takes constant work and nurturing! LIfe throws many wrenches into a relationship and therapy can be a useful tool to help bring the communication back into the process. When working with couples I strive to be an impartial and objective tool who's goal is to help you communicate to yourself and your partner your wants and needs. Call today and ask for your free 15 minute phone consultation by mentioning theravive.
Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy
800 Pollard Rd. Suite B-201, Los Gatos, CA
A healthy couple’s relationship emerges from a process of reflection and inquiry. It requires both people to speak from the heart about what really matters to each. If you find yourself in a difficult cycle of hurtful interactions, I can help you get to this heart-full and constructive place. It is very useful to slow things down in a session, discovering the moments in interaction, verbal or non-verbal, that trigger an automatic reaction in the other. I may find a key phrase or a movement that we will re-enact in mindfulness to study the effect on each partner. Bringing awareness to these often unconscious triggers and responses helps you get to what is needed for yourself and the other.
Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Los Gatos, CA
Couples counseling is helpful when two individuals want to deepen their connection (even when things in their relationship are "fine") as well as to help resolve conflicts that have not been addressed or have not been successfully addressed in the past. Top concerns usally involve money, parenting, sex, and in-laws. Improving general communication and one's ability to manage their feelings help to resolve the issues above with love, respect, and efficiency.