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    • Helping individuals and couples realize more fulfilling and intimate relationships in their lives is a major goal of my practice. Using different client-specific approaches, I can help with problems in communication, compatibility, control, and other issues. By using mindfulness practices to focus your attention, you literally change the structure of the brain, re-sculpting the neural pathways that underlie a sense of personal well-being. We improve the quality of our relationships when we improve our ability to perceive the inner workings of our minds. As we become increasingly intimate with the inner workings of our mind, we also develop our ability to understand others. This vital skill is the foundation for building deeper and more satisfying relationships.
    • Your goal could be to find a relationship, start a relationship, build a relationship, heal a relationship, save a relationship or end a relationship. I work as a consultant to the relationship as well as the two individuals involved in it. I look for ways to strengthen communication and mutual trust, and especially to have the couple get back in touch with the loving feelings that led them to enter the relationship in the first place. I also find it very helpful to teach couples specific techniques that can be substituted for destructive behaviors and habits that have crept into the relationship.
    • Relationships are precious and can be, like many other precious things, delicate. The very love that is at the heart of relationship can lead to jealousy, disappointment, or feelings of betrayal. Relationship therapy is a powerful tool that can be used in the service of the love two people have for each other to put things back on track. Alternatively, therapy can also be used to soften the hurt of a split when it’s become apparent that a split is what’s necessary. And, often, therapy is a way to find out whether getting back on track or splitting is indeed the best course for the couple involved. In the final analysis, the quality of a relationship is far more important than the usual measure which is quantitative: longevity. If you are interested in improving the quality of your relationship, I’m confident that I can be of help.