Denver and Littleton Counselors

Trusting Emotions Within Relationship Emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT) doesn’t make couples more emotional but rather enables partners to be more effective with their emotions within the relationship. Emotionally Focused Couples therapists ask partners to trust their emotions and tune into their emotional experience rather than focusing only on surface content.

Couples Achieving Lasting Love For achieving lasting love in marriage or relationships, both partners need to tune into each other’s deepest needs and longings. Both partners will also need to communicate those needs and longings into understandable signals that allows the other to respond. Then, each partner accepts the other partner’s love and support rather […]

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is an empirically validated, evidence-based model and it is based mostly on the enormous body of attachment research and the continuously growing neuroscience research in emotions, processing, and more. EFT therapist do not simply offer cognitive, behavioral options but rather requires the EFT therapist to come […]

Longing For Connection In The Relationship Attachment theory asserts that everyone has been created with a deep longing for connection with someone that will keep them safe and be there when they need them. This longing is ingrained into us from birth and keeps each of us desiring for closeness. Parents can see this need […]

Keeping Relationship Love On Fire Many couples that find healing and restoration in marriage counseling but have fear that they will fall back into old unhealthy patterns after they stop the counseling. It’s very true that if the couple doesn’t actively care for their relationship, the positive progress they fought for will diminish. Conversation 7 […]

Marriage Forgiveness In a couples counseling session for marriage forgiveness, I ask the injuring partner to stay emotionally present and acknowledge the wounded partner’s pain. Also to own his or her part in the injury. When injured partners see that this pain has been recognized by the injuring spouse, he or she can then begin the […]

Forgiving Relationship Wounds & Trauma C.S. Lewis wrote, “Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something (or someone) to forgive.” Couples that begin counseling for marital issues often have a focus on what they both perceive as a lack of communication, inability to work through conflict, or other relationship issues that […]

Relationship Destructive Dance Begins In the first marriage counseling session, couples begin by sharing with me the reasons for seeking relationship therapy. Often, one partner feels misunderstood and desires a deeper connection. The other partner may share that his or her partner is too controlling and that he/she believes that no matter what he/she does, […]

Learning To Cherish Your Partner Research shows that a component of happy couples is how often they think positively about their partner when apart. These happy thoughts may reflect with pride on his or her many wonderful traits and feel thankful to be in relationship to him or her. Gottman’s marriage counseling research found that […]

Beginning Sexual Addiction Recovery Most sex addicts are unwilling to admit that they are a sex addict and refuse to begin sexual addiction recovery. Just like anyone, they too like to think that they are different from other sex addicts. It is not surprising that most men that struggle with sexual addiction have histories of […]

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