Perhaps you and your partner have experienced a major traumatic incident in your relationship that has changed EVERYTHING. You feel that the relationship has no semblance of what you created together. The experience of your partner’s brain injury or trauma has impacted you both deeply. You are struggling to understand each other and deeply struggle to understand what the other person is facing. You need someone with experience who can assist you in healing from this major event and feel connected again.
You desperately want to find the connection that you once had with your partner! With my approach we’ll find friendship and meaning again in your relationship. You’ll have a new map for love and ways to have FUN again! Most importantly you’ll find shared meaning again after something that has been life altering.
Why choose me?
I have worked for years with couples primarily after one individual suffered an acquired brain injury. I find that the couple has comfort with knowing that I am trained in brain injury, trauma, and couples therapy. I utilize current research in all of these areas to address your concerns in your relationship. Here is a picture of me and my life partner at our graduation. He has taught me so much about partnership, love, and connection for well over a decade. This is us at our doctoral graduation.
Our first sessions
Our first session will be 150 minutes in length to understand the difficulties you are both facing after this event. From that point, you’ll receive a link for questionnaires to better understand your marriage or relationship. We will meet together for 90 minutes. I will also meet with each partner individually for 30 min to complete my assessment of the best targeted interventions to work on together. I find this saves us time and narrows our focus. I will also send you a detailed packet of information.
I will meet with each partner individually to better understand their concerns. While I do not hold any secrets about the relationship, it is helpful for me to get a sense of who you are individually and understand any trauma, brain injury, etc. that may be impacting the relationship. The cost of this assessment alone is valued at $900. You will receive an overview this assessment at your half day or full day intensive.
This appointment can be in office for local couples or via telehealth.
I utilize the Gottman method for our couples work. These strategies are straight forward, practical, and research tested for results! Here is a video from the Dr’s Gottman about this approach.
Full Day Marriage Intensives
From the assessment, I will give you information about my assessment and target interventions to promote improved communication, friendship, intimacy, and love. We can expect to meet for a one day intensive for four hours of focused time in the morning. We’ll also meet for 2 hours in the afternoon. During this time, we will learn the key areas of Gottman interventions for your partnership.
At the end of our time together you’ll identify:
- How to have a gentle start up when discussing conflict
- Accept your partner’s influence
- Make effective repairs during conflict
- Physiological Soothing
- Friendship and Building Love Maps
- Take turns Listening and Being Supportive
- Build Rituals of Connection
- Understand the impact of trauma on the relationship
Visiting Freeport Maine!
Freeport Maine is a wonderful place to visit. We have great shopping, food, and stunning topography. I truly believe that Maine is “the way life should be”. Taking time to visit if you are out of town is a great way to reengage your friendship. Online is also an option if travel is not an option through my HIPPA compliant system. Here is more information on Freeport. https://www.visitfreeport.com/
Total Cost of program: $2,900 Full Day ($1,950 Half Day) $500 Deposit required (payment plans accepted, payment in full at the time of intensive appointment)