Rochelle Bridges, MA, LMFT, CWDF
1414 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX
Many couples get gridlocked in their relationship and never resolve important issues that are keeping them from being close. Using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated therapy, couples learn to recognize negative patterns of behavior that are keeping them stuck in ineffective conflict resolution. EFT helps couples get to the ROOT of what is causing conflict in their relationship.
Delee D'Arcy, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
17045 El Camino Real, Suite 211, Houston, TX
Couples therapy allows two people to come together in a different space - the therapy room - to talk about issues, problems, concerns and successes in a new and more beneficial way. Communication is a key concept for me in the therapy room, along with the processes that support our communication. As a couple's therapist, I will listen to the words and phrases that you use with one another, invite you to consider even a slightly different way of presenting your feelings and thoughts in order to be heard differently. I will work with each person in the couple to assure that they feel heard and understood, hopefully deepening your understanding of your partner.
Debbie Grammas, Ph.D.
1300 Bay Area Blvd. Bldg. B Suite 125, Webster, TX
Many couples seek counseling when they are experiencing conflict in their relationship. The most common reasons couples come to counseling is due to difficulity in communication, money and intimacy. Most of us learn to communicate by watching our own parents who may not have been the best teachers. I teach couples the common styles of communication (ie. often one person want to work out the issue immediately and the other person needs time to think and process the situation which can lead to distress). I help couples learn to communicate in a way that they can be heard and understood. Communication is also key to express intimacy needs and to get them met in a way that is mutually satisfying
Shelley Smith, MA, LPC-Intern
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
17045 El Camino Real #211, Houston, TX
If you are in a relationship, it is likely that at some point in time you will find yourself out of sync with each other. This is common, and how couples deal with it makes all the difference in the world. I help couples untangle their communication, find their common ground, and highlight components that honor the value in each person in the relationship. If you are experiencing relationship issues and would like to sit down with someone who is not so close to the situation, I would be honor to help.
Jenny Deitz, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Through my extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, I work to understand each partner's perspective of their relationship. Collaboratively, we explore how current interactions lead towards disconnection, and then we make efforts towards reconciling that disconnect towards a more nurturing, secure relationship that provides love and respect for both partners.
Beverly Walsh, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist
14034 Hooper Rd, Houston, TX
“Stop trying to change me!” The complaint often targeted at a partner during a heated discussion. My response, in couples therapy, is often, “Of course you are being asked to change.” Allow me to explain… In relationships, we go from “I” and “you” to “we”. As “we”, we become better people; hopefully. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to the relationship. The intention is to not “lose ourselves” in a relationship, however, a healthy partnership challenges growth and change. In couples therapy, my approach is to target areas of growth, and yes, change, for the individual and couple. The “change” is discussed, agreed, and mutually beneficial.