Couples & Relationship Counseling
When I work with couples, I am witnessing two internal systems colliding and triggering reactive patterns. Using techniques drawn from IFS, Psychodynamic and Attachment theories, I guide each partner to develop their own internal attachment stability so the conversations and expectations change. The depth of healing, repair and relating with each other "from the inside out" is my approach in this work. It's compelling, compassionate and inviting, not threatening, shaming or based on co-regulation and needs-driven.
Most couples seek therapy when a significant amount of damage has already been done. Maladaptive relational patterns have become entrenched, the emotional bond between partners is becoming (or is already) weakened, and there is a high level of reactivity and resentment that has been building-up through the many continuous unresolved daily conflicts. The list can go on.
Research indicates that the average couple is unhappy for SIX YEARS before seeking couples counseling.
I work with couples in any kind of relationship, whether dating, engaged, living-together, or married. Couples therapy helps by bringing issues to the table, which can include unresolved childhood trauma or current problems, all of which causes stress and confusion in a relationship. Common areas of concern addressed in couples therapy include issues with trust, intimacy, substance abuse, spending/money, parenting, sex, infidelity, in-laws, health issues, infertility, transitions, emotional distancing and frequent conflict.
Couples Check Up
Every marriage benefits from a periodic check-up. Parenting, career, family responsibilities, health issues, and just life in general impact every relationship. Over time, couples often slowly start to disconnect, spend less time doing romantic things together, even sometimes stop sharing their inner lives with each other. Reignite desire, romance, and commitment with a Couples Checkup.
If you are interested in couples counseling, I offer a free consultation.
Your relationship can get better now, with the first contact.
Please call 720-738-1500
We owe the recent improvements in our relationship to Suzanne. She was very supportive and helped us create a relationship vision.
Our marriage definitely needed a check-up and we are in a better place because of it.
S.T., Denver, CO
Suzanne had this ability to focus on the strengths of our relationship and also where we needed to grow. She called us out in places where we were stuck. It was well worth the time and money and we are so much closer now than before."
K.M. & C.M, Denver, CO
I reached out to Suzanne when my relationship started to fall apart. We were only married for five years and I was pulling away from my wife and didn't know why. After doing couples therapy I noticed changes in myself and in my marriage. Everything got better mainly because the communication improved. It wasn't easy to do this work but I am forever grateful to Suzanne for helping me see some things I didn't want to admit. She may have saved our marriage!
P.C. & M.S.