Do you long for the days when loving one another was easy?

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Remember texting all day, talking into the late hours, smiling and laughing just because, and enjoying each other's company. It was the two of you against the world. You found your life partner, your soul mate, THE ONE.

But now things are different and those days are a VERY distant memory.

Animosity and resentment have set in, arguments are in full bloom, and you hardly even recognize the person you are with.

It’s frustrating when you and your partner are stuck in an unhealthy pattern that leaves you feeling unseen, unheard, and unloved.  As a result, both of you go into “protection modes” leading to either defending yourself, shutting down, or completely avoiding one another—or all of the above!  

If you’re longing for the days of love, passion, and joy, I can help

Couples therapy creates a safe place to really explore those patterns that make it difficult to feel safe, loved, and connected.  By bringing light to each of your individual needs, underlying emotions, beliefs, and triggers, you can broaden your understanding and invite more compassion AND passion into your relationship.

Couples therapy involves exploring individual patterns and beliefs, personal attachment styles, as well as identifying your communication style and patterns as a couple.

How Somatic therapy Can Help Couples

Somatic psychotherapy can deeply guide you and your partner into the specific details and nuances that make communication difficult. As a somatic psychotherapist, I bring mindfulness into the session as a way of exploring and bring a deeper awareness as to what may be getting in the way of having the relationship you and your partner truly desire. 

Couples therapy Can Benefit You and Your Partner in the Following Ways:

  • Heal and re-build trust after an affair or infidelity

  • Improve communication to deepen understanding and compassion

  • Create a more fulfilling and passionate relationship

  • Strengthen intimacy and connection

  • Work through separation or divorce

  • Manage fertility challenges

  • Help new parents looking for support

  • Offset potential future challenges with premarital counseling

If you are in constant conflict and are having difficulty communicating your individual needs, contact Melody today.

We welcome the diversity of all ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, family configurations, sexual orientations, and gender identities.  As a multicultural, mixed-race (Black and Japanese) therapist, Melody strives to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for healing, transformation, and growth for all.