Couples Counseling


Pasadena | Ventura


When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

– V. Frankel


Many people are hesitant about starting couples counseling, but if you’re here, you probably aren’t sure what else to do. The harder you try to change your relationship, the worse things get. It’s the same fight over and over again. Your partner seems so far away. You feel more alone and hurt now than you ever have before.


You’ve tried talking it out, but usually that only leads to more fighting. Yet for all that you’ve said, there’s so much more that you want to say but can’t or aren’t sure how. You wish that your partner would see how deeply angry, sad, and hurt you are, but he or she never seems to really understand how you feel.


Connection Is Possible


Whatever your relationship concerns are, I can help you get “unstuck” in your relationship, be heard and understood, and discover new ways of connecting. I will carefully listen to your present conflicts and create a therapeutic environment in which each of you is heard, understood, and accepted. Together, I will help you:


  • Recognize and interrupt destructive emotional and behavioral patterns in the relationship
  • Identify, reflect upon, and freely share your thoughts and feelings
  • Feel more connected in your relationship by understanding and appreciating the richness of your partner’s emotions


Let’s Talk – Set Up Your Free Consultation


I am passionate about you developing a healthier, stronger relationship with your partner. If you’re reading this, then perhaps you’re considering therapy as a possible approach to your current concerns. The next step is to sit down with me and give it try, which might mean talking about some fears or questions you may have, especially if you’re new the process of therapy. During a free 15-minute consultation, I’ll attempt to answer all of your questions about myself and how we might work together, including concerns about the fee and using your insurance policy.


It would be a privilege for me to meet with you and begin to understand your present concerns. I serve the communities of Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte, and Ventura. Please call me at (805) 256-3497 or email me at to schedule your initial session or a free 15-minute consultation.