About Our Practice
Our approach is a combination of psychotherapy and education. Our continual review of both clinical and popular literature and our almost sixty years of combined experience dealing with human relations has taught us a great deal about what makes relationships work and what makes them fall apart. We feel that it is important to communicate this knowledge to those with whom we work. Sometimes this is didactic and sometimes interactive.
Most of us have had significant trauma and loss in our lives. Sometimes these events of the past have a profound effect on our present emotional world, limiting our ability to fulfill our personal and relational goals. We respect the power of the past, and we are committed to a thoughtful and gentle process that leads to the integration of these difficult emotions into the dynamic world of the present.
Men and Women
Through our study of cultural history, evolutionary biology, and long hours of sitting with couples in conflict, we have developed a profound appreciation for the differences between men and women in the areas of sexuality, emotion and communication. We are constantly aware of these differences and use them to encourage the enrichment and deepening of intimacy in peoples lives.
It is becoming increasingly clear to us that the pace of many families' lives leaves little room for the nurturing of marriages and parent-child relationships. More and more we find ourselves involved in helping families restructure their lives so they can focus on those things that are ultimately most important to them.
All of us struggle with the reality of our own mortality, with the loss of loved ones, and with disappointment and loneliness. So, we all carry with us a sadness that can inform and enrich our lives and strengthen our connection to others. It can also lead to depression, anxiety and dysfunction. Our job as therapists is to help everyone work with the sadness and make it a positive and informative part of their lives.