Couples may enter therapy to work through a crisis, adjust problematic dynamics, or deepen connection and intimacy. Whatever the circumstances, Dr. Varley aims to meet couples where they are and foster a non-judgmental environment conducive to growth. He believes couples have the potential to benefit from therapy at any stage of a relationship or phase of life. Dr. Varley welcomes couples of all ethnicities, cultures, genders, and sexual orientations.
Ms. Cheryl Cohen is an interactive couples therapist who strives to bring forth strengths in the relationship and help minimize/improve the deficits. She is empathic, genuine and intuitive in nature. Cheryl will start by getting an in-depth assessment from the couple and each person individually, to have the most comprehensive information to work with when addressing the couple’s concerns. Healthy couples are a product of healthy individuals.
Dr. Bailey Cole aims to create a warm, non-judgmental, and empathic environment for couples. At the onset of treatment, he focuses on exploring with the couple the struggles that led them to seek therapy, while also highlighting the couple’s past successes and strengths that have helped them overcome obstacles. Dr. Cole encourages each person to share their perception of the relationship and what they wish to achieve through therapy. In addition, he places great emphasis on communication and developing empathy for one another to reduce struggles, reconcile differences, and strengthen the relationship.
Dr. Parker enjoys premarital therapy, and for married couples an early intervention, “preventive medicine” approach when experiencing difficulties. She encourages couples to come in early in their relationship to help develop excellent couple’s communication and interaction skills. This also helps couples identify possible topics that may become problematic, and allows these concerns to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Ms. Sara Brame is devoted to creating a space for couples to feel comfortable sharing what is working within their relationship and what needs help for each individual to be happy. She understands that relationships can be hard, and life often gets in the way of being able to focus and grow together.
Couples counseling/marriage therapy has been a primary specialty area for Dr. Lepage, and remains one of her favorite things to do. She has received specialized training from renowned psychologists to include: being part of an exclusive, personalized 9-hour 10-person training with Dr. Albert Ellis, a 2-day training with sex therapist Dr. Barry McCarthy, and a 2-day training with Drs. John & Julie Gottman.
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Dr. Kevin Metz has a genuine and profound interest in working with couples. His work includes improving and strengthening communication skills before entering into marriage and helping couples work through and take control of deep-seated patterns of behavior and communication styles that cause conflict after years of marriage or partnership.
Working with couples is one of Dr. Segalla’s favorite forms of therapy. She helps couples learn better communication skills and how to experience a stronger sense of connection and intimacy within the relationship. Through our most intimate and committed relationships we experience a profound