Relationship Counseling

What is relationship counseling? 

At Cultivating Capacity, I offer a welcoming and inclusive space for individuals, married and partnered couples, and people in consensual non-monogamous relationships seeking support in navigating the complexities of relationships and sexual orientation and identity. I am here to provide compassionate guidance and help you cultivate the fulfilling connections you desire, nurture health connections, and create strong relational foundations. 

I celebrate the diversity of relationships and understand that each person's journey is unique. My practice is inclusive of all sexual orientations and identities and relationship styles, as well as those exploring polyamory and other intimate partner dynamics. I am committed to providing a non-judgmental and affirming environment where you can freely express your identity, desires, and challenges. 

What can I expect from relationship counseling? 

Support for Relationship Challenges

Relationships can be both beautiful and complex, and I am here to help you navigate the ups and downs along the way. Whether you are struggling with difficulties in dating, facing the challenges of divorce or separation, seeking pre-marital counseling, or working through other relationship challenges, I offer guidance and support tailored to you and your partner's specific needs. 

Foundational Communication and Empathy Skills

In relational therapy, we will work together to create a foundation of effective communication, trust, and understanding. I will help you and your partner(s) or potential partner(s) develop tools and strategies to navigate conflicts, strengthen emotional bonds, and foster intimacy. By fostering open and honest dialogue, we can address challenges, explore desires and boundaries, and cultivate a deeper connection within your relationship(s). 

Explore Your Individual Identities within the Relationship

I recognize the importance of individual identities within relationships. In our sessions, we will honor and explore the unique qualities and needs of each person involved. I will guide you in embracing your authentic selves, respecting each other's autonomy, and nurturing healthy interdependence. Whether you are seeking to enhance emotional intimacy, address power dynamics, or navigate current or past hurts, I am here to provide a supportive space for your journey. 

Build Lasting and Meaningful Connections

My goal is to empower you to build lasting and meaningful connections that align with your values and desires. Through pre-marital counseling, we can explore essential topics such as communication, conflict resolution, and shared goals, setting a strong foundation for your future together. For those already in long-term relationships, I offer guidance in navigating both common and unique challenges, planning for the future, and creating a fulfilling partnership based on your vision. 

Let's embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, growth, and connection. Whether you are seeking support as an individual or within a relationship, I am here to provide compassionate guidance and help you cultivate the capacity for love, understanding, and fulfillment.

Contact me today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards nurturing healthy connections and empowering relationships.