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Couples Counseling

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same repetitive arguments? Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting apart? Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner?

All things can be improved, changed, and bettered with just a little support, no matter how big or small. Relationship counseling is for any couple, inclusive of LGBTQIA+ couples, seeking improvement in communication, trust, letting go of resentments, understanding intense emotions, and the depth of your connection as a couple.

With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, improve the connection between you and your partner, and get what you truly want out of your relationship. Through cultivating and nurturing a secure relationship (within which we can develop insight about our unique family of origin, multigenerational, cultural, and personality patterns in relationship) we can explore your attachment styles and love needs to create the relationship you desire. 

Dr. Dungate works with couples in all stages of relationship: from newly dating (or single and looking to find an ideal partner), to marriage preparation, to partnered/married couples, to separating and divorcing couples, to parents wishing to co-parent effectively and peacefully.  

With over 29 years of marriage experience herself, and 25+ years as a couples/family psychotherapist, Dr. Dungate is uniquely inspired and skilled to work with couples on their way to living, whole-heartedly, their vows and commitment!

Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:

  • Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Extended Family/Family of Origin
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy
  • Mental Illness
  • Premarital Readiness
  • Pornography
  • Sex

In my couple’s therapy sessions, I help people develop the necessary skills needed to nurture and sustain love. Or if you're single or post-divorce, the support to gain insight about your attachment style and previous relationship patterns to manifest a greater chance for finding new love!

Specialized Training and Expertise in the following Evidence-Based Couples Therapy Approaches:

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • The Science of Attachment Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • The Gottman Method
  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Relational Life Therapy (RLT)
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

If any of the above relate to your and your partner in your relationship, contact me today for a free consultation. I would love to speak about how I may be able to help reconnect and rekindle your love for one another or how to find peace, forgiveness, and understanding in your relationship after separation and divorce, for the sake of your own well-being and, most especially, the wellness of any child/ren involved.

Attending a couples counseling workshop or a retreat at a romantic travel destination can be a great way to combine fun, learning, and connecting together! (Retreats coming later in 2024, please inquire to be added to my waitlist!)